Connecting with learning outside of the classroom
Camping is an opportunity for students to learn and interact with their teachers and their peers outside of the classroom environment. The year level camps at Trinity connect with our curriculum as well as supporting the personal development of our students. All Trinity students participate in at least one adventure camp or overnight excursion each year. The cost of all school camps and excursions are included in the fee schedule and this ensures maximum participation by students.
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
Year 1 camp involves an adventurous exploration of various sites around Mildura that encourages students to engage in various environmental activities. A base camp is set up at school where the students sleep overnight and enjoy yummy food, fun and games with the teachers.
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.
Year 3 – Lake Cullulleraine
Year 3 students pack their yabby nets and fishing lines and head out to Lake Cullulleraine. They visit places such as the Millewa Pioneer Park and the Golden Grain flour mill. An Aboriginal elder is invited to speak to the campers about the local history of the area.
Year 4 – Swan Hill
Year 4 students head off to Swan Hill to enjoy activities focussed on our past history. These include a paddle steamer cruise, a pioneer culture program, an Aboriginal culture program and environmental based activities.
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 usually stay at Sovereign Hill Lodge and participate in activities at Sovereign Hill such as ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ sound and light show, panning for gold and dressing up in costume to attend the goldfields school.
Year 6 – Canberra
Year 6 students head to Canberra with learning aimed at empowering our students to understand our democratic process and become active citizens. They will visit a range of places that could include Parliament House, Australian War Memorial, Australian Mint, National Gallery, Questacon and Australian Institute of Sport.