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Year 7s at Camp Goodenough

Well, Camp Goodenough certainly lived up to its name and was more than good enough for the Year 7s this year! Our Making Connections Program took us to an external camp to Bilambil in the Tweed Shire, NSW. Set within the tranquil bush, the students had a scenic and comfortable landscape to engage in their activities over the three days.

Many stepped out of their comfort zones with activities such as High Ropes and Leap of Faith; building confidence progressively by reaching the varying height challenges. Watching students overcome their fears was exciting for the whole group. Co-operation, communication and tolerance was developed through various team challenges such as Crate Stack, Team Pursuits (Initiatives) and Billy Cart construction.

Having established organisational routines and expectations over the last seven weeks, the timing of camp was advantageous for students to build strong collaborative skills with their peers in readiness for upcoming classroom tasks and for the Term 2 focus – Getting Along. Luckily the weather held out for most of the time to allow the students to engage fully and have a great deal of fun. Overall, the Year 7s became stronger individuals by getting through it together and made some lasting memories!

Rosina Cullen
Year 7 Coordinator