Immersive Learning Experiences
The purpose of these programs is to encourage students to try new things, develop independence, build connections with teachers and peers and their personal relationship with the Natural World.
Through these experiences students gain a greater sense of self confidence, build community and leadership skills and have an opportunity to engage in a range of outdoor adventures and cultural experiences.
Camp Manyung, Mount Eliza
This overnight trip involves girls participating in a wide range of outdoor experiences including kitchen gardening and food preparation, tree climbing and a flying fox. It aims to foster independence, develop social cohesion with peers, encourage an attitude of responsible risk taking and an appreciation of nature.
Marysville, Lake Mountain
This two-night trip involves girls participating in a wide range of outdoor experiences including kitchen gardening, bouldering, low ropes course, bush walking and indigenous music. It aims to foster independence, develop social cohesion with peers, encourage an attitude of responsible risk taking and an appreciation of the natural environment.
Camp Jungai, Rubicon Valley, Victoria
This two-night experience has a strong emphasis on fun and adventure. This program is designed to assist students in connecting with the natural environment and developing a passion for exploring the great outdoors. There is a strong aspect of exposure to indigenous practices of storytelling and use of native plants. The girls sleep in a tent on the Camp Jungai Oval for one of the nights. Daytime activities include canoeing, learning about indigenous tucker and medicine, a high ropes course and orienteering.
Korowa to the Capital
This three-night trip to Australia’s capital city of Canberra is an opportunity for the girls to learn about aspects of Australia’s legal and political systems as well as to explore a range of significant national venues in the fields of the arts, science and sport. Students develop increased self-awareness as they experience interstate travel with their peers and discover some of the institutions that shape their daily lives.
The purpose of this trip is to build on the community groups as the girls are welcomed into Year 7. Students participate a range of activities focused on fun, building relationships, and reconnecting with their peers.
At the start of the year students embark on a three-day camping trip where they work in teams and continue the development of their campcraft skills.
They will be re-establishing their community connection as year 8s whilst having fun in and exploring the beautiful coastline of the Mornington Peninsula. Students will also have the opportunity to begin to consider their year 9 Experience options as they undertake a full day bushwalk and a surf lesson.
Students choose to participate in either Trek or Quest for their Term 4 Experience.
Trek is Korowa’s iconic four-week, point-to-point wilderness adventure which has been operating for more than 25 years. Considered a rite of passage at Korowa, more than 1000 students have participated in the program. Students learn to be self-sufficient campers as they venture by foot, bike and raft from the Victorian Alps to Ninety Mile Beach. Trek develops self-esteem, confidence, leadership and interpersonal skills as students navigate often difficult and stressful situations.
The alternative experience is Quest, an immersive four-week program which includes an extended residential component. Students are engaged in service projects, which challenge them to step outside their day-to-day routines. In small teams, students negotiate and collaborate to complete projects, while creating and sustaining a healthy community. This program also develops self-esteem, confidence, leadership and interpersonal skills as students work collegially to problem solve, think critically and creatively and learn new skills.
The Kinglake Experience provides students with an opportunity to engage in a range of outdoor education opportunities at the campsite, as well as consider their own strengths; the strengths of others; and the best ways in which they can plan for their final years of secondary school.
The Year 10 Future Ready Program held at Deakin Waterfront, offers students an opportunity to participate in workshops and practical sessions which build their skills in preparation for entering the workforce. Students will attain their RSA, Food Safe and First Aid qualifications.
This Residential Program held at Trinity College, is an opportunity for Year 11 students to commence their transition into Year 12. Throughout the program students will be required to work with their peers in a range of group activities, and consider their own learning journey and strengths in preparation for their upcoming final year of school. Sessions included are grounded in social-emotional learning and responsive to the needs of the cohort.