Mark RathjenLearning, Special Events, Sport and extra curricula

23camp2What do you get when you mix horses, tree climbing, truck rides, awesome playgrounds, playing tennis, butter-making, holding baby chicks and feeding animals?  The Year 2/3 camp to Narnu Farm on Hindmarsh Island! 

Camps are such a great opportunity for students to practise all the elements of the Learner Profile.  Here are some examples from the Year 2/3 camp:

  • Risk-taking – I’ve never ridden a horse before and I’m a little nervous, but I’ll give it a go.23camp4
  • Caring – we look after each other in our dorms and also care for the animals.
  • Open-minded – we were open-minded about the food that we ate!
  • Principled – we followed the camp expectations and took responsibility for our actions.
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  • Thinkers – we thought carefully about the questions that the camp leaders asked and what we learnt as we filled in our booklets.
  • Communicators – we spoke with respect to our camp leaders, parents and teachers and used our manners (Lots of ‘please’ and ‘thank you’).
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  • Inquirer – we asked questions about the horses and also how butter-making has changed over time.
  • Knowledgeable – we learnt how butter is made and what a blacksmith does.
  • Balanced – we had time to play, run, eat, relax and sleep (?!)
  • Reflective – These are some of our reflections from camp:

-I really liked the horse riding and animal feeding. Tahli

-My camp highlights were horse riding, animal feeding and the truck ride. Grace

-Camps are good because we have fun and learn about different things. Hayley
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-My favourite thing was horse riding. Ocea, Imogen, Jake and Levi (and practically all the other Year 2s and 3s!)

-Camps are good because they are fun, you are involved in different experiences and you get to know other people better. You also try things that you haven’t tried before. Keegan

We had a wonderful time on camp and Narnu Farm was a fantastic venue with a multitude of things to do. We can’t wait for camp next year!

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