The students at all year levels at Trinity Lutheran College participate in at least one off campus camping or overnight excursion experience each year. The cost of these activities is factored into the fee schedule and this ensures maximum participation.
Prep Sunraysia Fun Day
A Fun Day in and around Sunraysia for the Prep students provides an introduction to the College camp program. The aim of the day is to increase independence, expand relationships across the prep cohort and to encourage the children to be responsible for their belongings.
Year 1 Adventure Day
The camp commences for year 1 with an excursion to various sites around Mildura where students can engage in various environmental activities. Students then return to the school base camp where they sleep overnight, enjoying yummy food, fun and games with the teachers. Go to the Gallery for photos of the 2017 Adventure Day.
Year 2 Cowra Station
Year 2 embark on an exciting adventure travelling by bus to Cowra Station, a sheep property west of Merbein. Accommodation is in refurbished shearers’ quarters. Activities include a traditional campfire and a walk to see where the Murray and the Darling rivers meet. Go to the Gallery for photos of the 2017 camp.
Year 3 Lake Cullulleraine
Year 3 students pack their yabby nets and fishing lines and head out to Lake Cullulleraine. They visit the Millewa Pioneer Park and Golden Grain flour mill. An Aboriginal elder speaks to the campers about the local history of the area.Go to the Gallery for photos of the 2017 camp.
Year 4 Swan Hill
The Year 4 students head off to Swan Hill to enjoy activities such as a paddle steamer cruise, pioneer culture program, Aboriginal culture program, environmental program. Go to the Gallery for photos of the 2017 camp.
Year 5 Ballarat
Year 5 students become fully engaged in life on the goldfields at Ballarat. They learn about the important role that the goldfields, immigration and the Eureka Stockade played in the development of Australia. Students stay at Sovereign Hill Lodge and participate in activities such as ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ sound and light show, dressing up in costume and attending the goldfields school at Sovereign Hill. Go to the Gallery for photos of the 2017 camp.
Year 6 Canberra 2018
The year 6 camp is aimed at empowering our students to become better citizens with valuable knowledge in Civics, Citizenship, Australian History and the Australian Government. Further information will be available in 2018.
Year 6 Melbourne 2017
The Melbourne experience provided Year 6 students with a diverse mix of educational and social activities as they visited places such as: Melbourne Aquarium, Eureka Skydeck, MCG Sports Museum including the Game On interactive display, Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, Melbourne Gaol, Shrine Of Remembrance, Queen Victoria Markets, ACMI Museum, Federation Square and the Zoo.Go to the Gallery for photos of the 2017 camp.
Year 7 Victor Harbor
Year 7 head off for an aquatics camp at Victor Harbor for a week swapping iPads, books and classes for wetsuits, surf and sand. During the week they participate in lifesaving activities, boogie boarding, synchronised kayaking, windsurfing, sailing and snorkelling. The students have a break from the water and go to Greenhills Adventure Park for archery and rock climbing. Go to the Gallery for photos of the 2017 camp.
Year 8 The Grampians
Year 8 students participate in an outdoor challenge camp at Halls Gap. The students stay at Norval House and visit Halls Gap Zoo and interact with the native fauna. The camp focuses on teamwork and overcoming personal challenges to achieve success and students are involved in activities such as rock climbing, canoeing, abseiling and high ropes. Go to the Gallery for photos of the 2017 camp.
Year 9 & 10 Tasmania (odd years)
Students study both Australian history and geography throughout the year and this camp provides an opportunity to take their theoretical knowledge and place it in a real context. Students visit Port Arthur and investigate convict history; discover geographical locations such as Tasman Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Tessellated Pavement; visit the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park, Ashgrove Cheese Farm and Cadbury’s chocolate factory; and explore the history of Hobart and Salamanca Place. The camp also provides the opportunity for the further development of individual leadership and teamwork skills. Go to the Gallery for photos of the 2015 camp.
The 2017 camp will be held in October.
In 2018, year 9 students will venture to central Sydney. The camp will make the Australian curriculum come alive as students explore the history, geography and culture that Sydney presents. Proposed activities are a ferry trip to Parramatta, exploring The Rocks, Circular Quay and Darling Harbour, visiting the Sydney Opera House and hopefully a performance and more.
Year 9 & 10 Canberra (even years)
Students study conflict in English and History and so many of the activities undertaken while in Canberra are designed to enhance their understanding of the class work. Typical activities include visiting the War Memorial, Parliament House, the Australian Electoral Commission, Duntroon with a not to be missed day at Perisher Blue skiing. Go to the Gallery for photos of the 2016 camp.
In 2018, the year 10 students will venture to the snowfields for a week of activity and fun. This camp will reinforce leadership and teamwork skills of students in their final year of schooling at Trinity.
Year 9 & Year 10 International Cultural Study Tour
Our International Cultural Study Tour is held in even years (eg 2018) and will be open to all students in years 9 & 10. In 2018, this replaces the Italian Study tour which was for Italian students only. The 2018 tour will be to Europe and will include Italy and Germany. The tour itinerary is in line with the international focus of the IB program and will provide a rich and diverse cultural experience for our students. The cost of this tour in 2018 is anticipated to be around $7000.