Our Grade 5s and our Grade 3s returned from their respective camps on Friday afternoon. The Grade 5s had enjoyed a wonderful time at Camp Coonawarra near Bairnsdale, building huts, canoeing, horse riding and swinging across a lake on a flying fox amongst other great adventure activities. We sincerely thank the teachers and other adults who dedicated their time and energy to facilitating this wonderful opportunity: teachers Mrs Ballot, Miss Francis, Mrs Reeve, Mrs Woodman, Mr Mulder and Mr King; student teachers Gemma Kelly & Sam Evans; and parents Jim Collias, Brett Soussa and David Francis. The Grade 3s also had a great time at the Phillip Island Adventure Resort. Their activities included, amongst other things, a giant swing, ponding, a ropes course, camp cooking and a trip to watch the Penguin Parade. Once again, we are extremely grateful to those who committed the extra hours to allow this rich experience to happen: teachers Miss Jones, Mrs Grigg, Miss Ainger, Miss Lindau, Ms Schultz, Mr Batt, Mr Longmuir and Mr Reg; teacher aid es Louisa Judd and Nathan Grigg; and parents Josephine Versace and Maggie Castro. We must also congratulate the students from both cohorts who participated with great enthusiasm in all activities and consistently behaved in a way which reflected admirably on the school. Well done everyone! An interesting inclusion in the Grade 3s experience was a visit by a ranger from the Koala Park. Whilst her presentation itself was most informative, she was thrilled to hear of our Nude Food initiative and full of praise for the students’ involvement in the program. She helped the students understand that a lot of the rubbish and litter dropped in the suburbs eventually finds its way to our seas and oceans, and can have a serious impact on the health of the wildlife.
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