The purpose of these programs is to encourage students to try new things, develop independence and build connections with teachers and peers. Through these experiences student gain a greater sense of self confidence, build leadership skills and have an opportunity to engage in a range of outdoor challenges and cultural experiences.

JuniorSchool

Year 3

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.

Year 4

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.

Year 5

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. 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.

Year 6

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.

SeniorSchool

Year 7

Camp Toolangi

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 around building relationships and reconnecting with their peers.

Darwin

This tour is founded upon the Crew approach, where every girl is encouraged through circle-based conversations and problem-based activities, to share, connect and begin to create those fundamental relationship building qualities with their peers and Community/Advisory teachers. Spending this time away from their families is vital to begin forging those connects as a new community.

Students visit Darwin and take part in a number of activities learning about indigenous culture and working with local community groups. This KXP experience will culminate with an exhibition open to families upon the girls return to school showcasing their experiences in the final week of Term 2.

Year 8

Cairns

The girls will visit Cairns and take part in a number of activities learning about a wide range of social and environmental issues and working with local community groups on how individuals can help mitigate the risks our environment currently faces. This KXP experience will culminate with an exhibition open to families upon the girls return to school showcasing their experiences in the final week of Term 2.

Mornington Peninsula

At the end of the year students embark on a two-day trek where they work in teams, learn to camp, cook on camp stoves and problem-solve together prior to selecting the experience they wish to undertake in the Year 9 program.as they explore the beautiful coastline of the Mornington Peninsula.

Year 9

Students choose to participate in either Trek or Urban Challenge for their Term 4 Experience.

Trek

This unique and iconic four week point to point wilderness adventure celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2019 with an incredible 925 Korovians having participated in the program. Organised and led by the Outdoor Education Group (OEG), and accompanied by a number of experienced Korovian group leaders, 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 learn to manage their emotional responses to difficult and stressful situations. Trek often shapes the lives of our students, far beyond their years and experiences at Korowa.

Urban Challenge

Over three weeks, students explore some of the key social justice issues affecting urban Melbourne, and other regional areas in Victoria. Urban Challenge caters for a wide range of skills and abilities and allows students to find appropriate levels of personal challenge and build mental toughness. Students also actively engage in service projects. The program allows students to work to their strengths while also finding important opportunities for challenge and growth.

Year 10

Kinglake Experience

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.

Deakin Waterfront 

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.

Year 11

Trinity College

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.