It encompasses four key areas:
- Environmental EducationOutdoor
- Personal Social Development
- Leisure Education
- Cross-Curricular Education
Each child at St Peter’s is a valued member of the school community; the Camp structure recognises this and the contribution of the students in their own education outside the classroom.
Further experiences present themselves as part of elective subject choices
In all these camps students are placed in an environment that nurtures and develops a sense of self as part of a wider community. In most cases the students prepare food and participate in activities that require them to contribute as part of a team.
The Program reflects and promotes the underlying philosophy of St Peter’s through the following:
- To support the Christian Ideals of the Church
- To heighten the students’ awareness of the natural environment
- To teach students to value themselves
- To establish and promote a healthy lifestyle of lifelong activity
- To develop a sense of community
- To adapt to a changing world
- To provide a holistic education outside the classroom in a safe environment
- To assist in the development of student/staff relationships
- To challenge the student to step outside their ‘comfort zone’
Staff participation is key to the success of the Program and opportunities exist for all staff at St Peter’s to attend the camps if possible. Parents have also formed an integral part of the camp experience and we look forward to furthering the relationship with all interested parties in the continuing development of the Program.