Students are provided with the opportunities to develop their character and be provided with the tools to prosper throughout their school life and beyond. Students are provided the learning environments where their character is challenged to develop through real life and authentic tasks.
The Camp program at Year 9 aims to develop Overnewton students through challenging and fostering their independence, initiative, emotional and physical resilience, ability to work in a team as well as lead teams, whilst appreciating and respecting their environment.
During Year 9 students have the opportunity to undertake the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. Participating students attend two outdoor camps to an alpine environment where they complete journey based bushwalks and develop canoeing skills.
Students who do not elect to undertake the Duke of Edinburgh Award attend a coastal based camp with the same focus, to develop the students’ character.
Non Duke of Edinburgh: Students attend a coastal based camp
Coastal Camp: 3 days / 2 nights: – Wednesday 21 March - Friday 23 March
Duke of Edinburgh: First intake of Outdoor Education students attend both Preliminary and Adventurous Journey alpine based camps
Preliminary Camp: 3 days / 2 nights – Monday 30 April - Wednesday 2 May
Adventurous Journey Camp: 4 days / 3 nights – Tuesday 29 May - Friday 1 June
Duke of Edinburgh: Second intake of Outdoor Education students attend both Preliminary and Adventurous Journey alpine based camps
Preliminary Camp: 3 days / 2 nights – Monday 3 September - Wednesday 5 September
Adventurous Journey Camp: 4 days / 3 nights – Tuesday 16 October - Friday 19 october