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Year 5 – Mapleton Camp 2017

As part of the Year 5 Curriculum, our students will be attending a 3 day/ 2 night camp to be held at Mapleton Camping Centre on the Sunshine Coast from Monday 30 October to Wednesday 1 November. The camp consists of dormitory style accommodation and dining facilities (special diets are catered for).

The students will participate in a range of outdoor activities including canoeing, flying fox, archery, ropes course, and more – all under the supervision of highly qualified instructors. The activities promote group skills, physical coordination and are genuinely fun.

The total cost of this camp including bus travel, accommodation, meals and activities is $295 per student.

PAYMENTS ARE TO BE MADE THROUGH BPOINT BEFORE FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER
NO LATE PAYMENTS ACCEPTED. Please refer to your tax invoice for reference details.

Please return the permission slip to the classroom teacher. You can download the letter HERE.


 

EXCURSIONS

To enhance students’ learning, some classes may take part in special activities, either at school or away from it.  Every effort will be made to provide information about planned excursions through term overviews and in our school Newsletter.

On each occasion, you will be notified and your permission will be sought for your child’s participation.  Students will be unable to attend these events if written permission from parents/caregivers is not received, if there is a cost, it is to be paid in full before final date for payment

Parents’ help in attending excursions to assist with supervision will sometimes be requested.

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SCHOOL CAMPS

The camping program offered to students in Years 5 and 6 each year are an integral part of our co-curriculum program. The camps are designed to allow students to experience activities that will require risk taking, leadership, team work, independence and problem solving.

Year 5

The Year 5 camp normally occurs in November each year. Students travel by bus to the QCCC at Mapleton in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The three day and two night camp experience allows students opportunities to participate in a variety of activities such as canoeing, orienteering, archery, climbing wall and glider possum. All activities are led by professional and well qualified camp instructors. Students are accompanied by Coorparoo State School teachers and staff and serves as a great introduction to the school's camp program.

Year 6

Opportunities are provided by the students in Year 6 to travel to the nation's capital for a four day study tour to Canberra. The study tour cements the learning that has occurred in the classroom around the key areas of civics and citizenship, history and geography. The Australian Government may subsidise part of the cost of the tour through its PACER rebate. Students fly to Canberra and travel to all venues during the week by bus. Students may visit Parliament House, the Museum of Australian Democracy (formerly Old Parliament House), The Australian War Memorial as well as the Australian Electoral Commission Education Centre. Recent study tours have included visits to The Australian Institute of Sport, The National Gallery, The Indonesian Embassy, Questacon, The National Exhibition Centre, The National Museum and many other fantastic venues around Canberra. Students are accompanied by their classroom teachers and other school staff members. The tour usually takes place in Term 3.

Camp Dates:

Please note the following dates for: 

Year 5 2017 – Mapleton Camp October 30 (Monday) -  November 1 (Wednesday)

Year 6 2018 - Canberra Study Tour July 31 (Tuesday) – August 3 (Friday) TBC