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Camps and Excursions


Each year level goes on a camp or retreat at some stage during the year. This includes a range of different experiences including outdoor education, spiritual retreats, and team building programs. The camps are designed to help students build lasting relationships with their peers and teachers, to build resilience and self -reliance, and to provide opportunities for goal setting and self- reflection.

Yr 7 – Year seven students are involved in an induction camp early in term one. The camp allows our new students, who arrive from various schools, to come together and participate in an action packed and fun filled three days of activities. Activities of past camps have included raft making, flying fox, hiking, high and low ropes, archery and canoeing

Yr 8  -The year eight camp is part of the outdoor education program. Previous years have seen the students canoe down the Murray River and participate in activities on Lake Mulwala including; wind surfing, wake boarding and kayaking. This year sees students travelling to Phillip Island to take part in an adventure camp.

Yr 9- As part of the ignite program the yr 9 students have an extended camp to the Northern Territory. Students explore Darwin and surrounds including Kakadu and Litchfield national parks, various museums, memorials and markets. They visit  aboriginal communities, local schools on their journey south through Mataranka to Katherine.  

Yr 10 – This bike adventure camp has been running for 3 year and is designed to challenge and build team work and resilience as the students continue their educational journey. The abseiling, camping and bike activities continue the theme developed in previous years.

Yr 12 – We begin the school year with Yr 12 attending a three day retreat to Harriotville. The students come together in a three day program of prayer, reflection, focus and planning to help them complete a successful journey through their final year at Sacred heart College.

School excursions form an important part of the curriculum and there are many throughout the year both in and outside of school hours.