School camp is one of the highlights of childhood. It is a fantastic opportunity for children to develop new skills, friendships and interests. Students at Our Lady of Dolours go on school camp in Stage 3. We aim to provide a variety of activities on camp. Alternate years are spent focusing on outdoor adventure skills or visiting our nation’s capital, Canberra. School camp is very beneficial to our students, it provides, among many things, the;
- development of social skills,
- development of independence skills,
- development of decision-making skills,
- increased environmental awareness,
- learning of new skills .
At Our Lady of Dolours, students have the opportunity to experience a variety of day excursions. They aim to reinforce, complement and extend learning opportunities beyond the classroom. Some destinations include the Powerhouse Museum, Taronga Zoo, Vaucluse House, Minnamurra Rainforest, Luna Park, The Rocks and local national parks.
At Our Lady of Dolours, students have the opportunity to experience a variety of incursions which aim to develop an understanding that learning is not limited to school and teachers, and that valuable and powerful learning is often achieved with other people and experiences. Some include;
- State Emergency Services
- local police and fire departments
- David Ella, Aboriginal Education Consultant for the Diocese of Broken Bay
- Members of Parliament
- community workers including nurses, pilots, council workers etc.
- war veterans
- past Olympians