Ms Amanda Hall | Head of Junior School
Our Year 5 students shared a memorable camp experience during their two-day adventure at Camp Cooby on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 October. Very early Thursday morning, our eager students, under the supervision of Mrs Gander and Mr Blake, embarked on a scenic bus ride to the tranquil Camp Cooby, nestled on the banks of the picturesque Lake Cooby.
Students were divided into two teams: Team Coby and Team King Bob. This division set the stage for some healthy competition and an opportunity to work closely with different peers, fostering lasting bonds. The heart of this camp experience lay in the various team-building activities that our students enthusiastically participated in, aimed to test their problem-solving abilities, communication skills, and collaboration. These activities were carefully designed to not only promote teamwork but also to boost self-confidence and resilience.
As the sun dipped below the horizon on Thursday evening, the sunset was something to behold before a delicious dinner followed by a gathering for marshmallows around the campfire.
Our Year 5 students returned with a sense of accomplishment, having conquered challenges and having strengthened their connections with their peers. Students reflected on their time at camp upon returning to the classroom and have shared some of their highlights below:
It is hoped that the memories and lessons from this camp will stay with our Year 5 students for years to come.