Mater Dei College Year 9 Adventure Learning
Mater Dei College
The Year 9 Adventure Learning Program is run over 3 days from Wednesday through to Friday in the Lane Poole Reserve and Nanga Bush Camp. All students will have the opportunity to challenge themselves in a fun and inclusive environment, guided by the OEG Group Leaders and Mater Dei College staff, and hopefully make some new friendships they can take back to school. The OEG “Explore, Reflect, Wonder” model will underpin this experience.
BushwalkingBe it a day's hike or a short walk to camp, bushwalking engages all our senses allowing us to explore nature and our place within it. And we always find something exciting along the way!
CampingCamping out in tents is our speciality! We love telling stories around the campfire, looking up at the night sky and creating memories that will last a lifetime!
Raft BuildingWorking together, students design and build a raft out of available materials then test it out on the water, raft building is loved by students of all ages.
AbseilingDescending a rock face or a climbing tower, we love the views from the top and the courage we see as students aim for their personal best and encourage one another.
CookingFor many, this is the first time they will be cooking and preparing their own meals. Some discover a new passion while developing healthy habits and self-belief.
Rock ClimbingRock climbing on a climbing wall or up a rockface invites students to set their own goals, step by step they develop confidence even if they don’t make it to the top in the beginning.
InitiativesOur many initiatives can be large or small group activities on the land or water, encouraging social connection, negotiation, problem-solving and adaptability, all while having fun!
ACCEPTING CHALLENGEAddressing outcomes centring around goal setting, resilience, positive attitudes, independence, self-awareness and self-management.
30/11/2022 to 2/12/2022
Wednesday 30th November – 8.30am for 9.00am departure
Friday 2nd December – 3.00pm arrival.
- Bring a packed lunch for the first day
- Full water bottles
- No nuts
- All items in your personal bag – loose items can get misplaced easily
- Personal medications
- Leave your phone at home
- All anaphylactic students must bring two (2) unexpired clear windowed EpiPens on camp
- Remember to bring your Hand Sanitiser!