Year 9 NT Camp

Our intrepid Year 9s return from almost a month on the road in the Northern Territory tomorrow, where they have immersed themselves in the outback landscapes and ancient cultures of Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks, Darwin, Katherine and surrounds.

Guardians Praba and Oren sent the following update from Kakadu: We woke up before sunrise and went on a cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong and wetlands. Here we saw numerous salt water crocodiles, water buffalo, wild horses, and many beautiful birds including hundreds of whistling ducks, jabiru, magpie geese, herons, egrets and comb-crested jacana.

We also went for an afternoon walk at Ubirr, a sacred Aboriginal place and a UNESCO World Heritage site with incredible rock art. We finished the day with a beautiful 360 degrees panoramic view over Arnhem Land and the flood plains of Kakadu, watching the sun set over the horizonThe kids are all in a very good place, supporting each other, working together preparing meals, serving food and cleaning up afterwards and contributing to the success of the camp.

We are looking forward to welcoming the students and staff back from their adventure and hearing many more stories about this life-changing experience.