Year 8 Camp

Last week 54 Year 8 Students set off on an adventure to Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island). The camp was designed to be a team-building and bonding camp for the newly integrated classes with their new Guardians. We travelled by boat and barge and set up camp at Cylinder’s Beach. We shared the campsite with some kangaroos and a lot of nesting Eastern Curlews.

Some of the activities included surfing, snorkelling, fishing, sandboarding and walking. We ate fantastic food and played lots of games. We spent time at Bummiera or Brown Lake where we rested, observed nature, heard local poems and played some football. One of the highlights for many was attending a cultural afternoon with local Quandmooka mob who welcomed us in and shared cultural stories and dances.

We also got to see some of our students in a new light as they performed hilarious improvisations and skits for our performance night.

A huge thank you to Uncle Nick, Siobhan and Beau who came along and held the space for our students to learn, serve each other, relax and grow, and of course parents and admin staff who helped create this opportunity for our young people.

We all arrived back safe and sound with some exhausted but very happy students and staff.

Sarah, April and Tom
Year 8 Guardians