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Year 8 Yarrahapinni

Newcastle Grammar School

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Building on the Year 7 themes of developing meaningful relationships, this program infuses concepts of collaborative and responsible decision-making with a focus on increased personal and social awareness in line with the Positive Education program at the school. A range of foundation skills will be taken to the next level with heightened expectations placed on students. Student will thrive in the supported environment provided by the Newcastle and OEG staff. The local environment presents the perfect balance to allow students to push their comfort zones and continue to build their resilience in the face of challenges.

Year 8

Year Level

5 days

Trip Length

Yarrahapinni

Location

Activities

Bushwalking
Bushwalking
Be 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!
Camping
Camping
Camping 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!
Canoeing
Canoeing
Following the flow of the river, we love to explore the waterways on our canoes. Working as a team, using our muscles and problem-solving together to reach our base for the night.
Cultural
Cultural
Encourage an understanding and appreciation for history and diversity by connecting students to a different way of life through storytelling, bushcraft and more.
Initiatives
Initiatives
Our 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!
Orienteering
Orienteering
There's nothing more exciting than learning a new skill! Orienteering teaches us to read a map and a compass, gauge distances and provides lots of great learning opportunities.
Personal Reflection Time
Personal Reflection Time
Reflection is often practised in a group through discussion, allowing students to develop a sense of self, empowering them to take on new challenges and learn from mistakes.

PARTICULARS

DATE

24th June – 28th June 2024

DEPARTURE TIME

8.30am

RETURN TIME

Approx. 2.30pm

NOTES

  • 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 (with letter from parents regarding administration)
  • Leave your phone at home
The Program

Resources

Gearing up
Clothing & Equipment checklist
The Food
FAQ
FAQ