Year 8 Grampians Journey
Explore Within. Explore Others. Explore our World. Explore Beyond.
We know this can be a challenging time in the life of our students. Designed specifically for students in Year 8, the Explore program provides a vast array of experiences for students to explore the ‘map of life’. At the heart of the Explore program is the ASPIRE compass, a practical and dynamic model to assist students to reorient themselves if they get lost and set a new direction.
Included in this program are signature Victorian Expeditions including adventuring in the mountains of the Gariwerd/Grampians National Park.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Camp craftCamp craft familiarises students with all that is involved in preparing and establishing a campsite. Students learn to set up their tents, a handwash station, camp kitchen and how to use tarpaulins.
Group One: 28/08/2023 to 01/09/2023
Group Two: 04/09/2023 to 08/09/2023
Meet at: Xavier College – Burke Hall Campus
Departure time: approx 7:30am
Anticipated return time: approx 4:45 pm
- 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