The children in Year 5 and 6 participate in a camp experience as part of the curriculum provided at St Agatha's.
These camps provide opportunities for developing team building, peer support and engaging in extra curricular activities like canoeing, rock climbing, leap of faith, survivor challenge and team games.
The Year 5 students participate in a two day/three night day camp program at the Mapleton Qld Conference and Camping Centre, set amongst the rainforest in the Sunshine Coast Region. QCCC Mapleton is one of Queensland's finest Outdoor Education classrooms. Some of the activities include: archery, abseiling, canoeing, indoor rock climbing, ziplines, leath of faith, giant swings, bush skills and team initiatives.
Our Year 6 students travel to Canberra for 5 days/4nights to visit many attractions to support their unit of work on democracy and leadership including: Old Parliament House, Parliament House, The National Museum and War Memorial. The costs of attending the camps and visiting Canberra are in addition to the school fees paid.
Class Teachers organise exciting and enaging excursions and incursions for their students that will further enhance a topic students are learning about. Excursions link to the Australian National Curriculum and allow students a real world application of the class teaching and learning they have experienced. Parents are often invited to assist with class excursions. The role of parents is to support teachers and assist with supervision of small groups of students. Previous examples of excursions have included historical parks and sites, museums, religious sites, animal parks as well as sports and recreation venues.