Camps & Excursions

Grade 1/2 Excursion to SAM

Tuesday 1st August, 10am-12.30pm 


The Grade 1/2 students are very lucky to be invited to the Shepparton Art Museum for a clay making session. We will arrive to SAM and have our morning tea, then break into two groups. One group will complete clay making and the other group will spend some time at the playground. The session goes for approximately 45 minutes then we will swap over. This is a very exciting opportunity for our students to learn some amazing clay making skills so please make sure your permission forms are returned ASAP. I am looking forward to seeing the wonderful creations our Grade 1/2 students make. There is a small cost of $4 per child. Family accounts have been sent out today with payment details.


Mrs Tuhan

Grade 5 & 6 Life Education

On August 9th (date change) the Grade 5 & 6 students will participate in the Talk About It Program at school. This forms part of our user-pays part of the Parent Payment Arrangement. There will be a cost of $20 per student to attend this session. Fees have been applied to your family account and statements were sent today.


Thank you to those families that responded to our camps questionnaire, this helped us with calculating costs. We received a small contribution towards the Canberra camp and have now finalised our costings for camps below.

  • Grade 3/4 camp to Toolangi will be $365 per student (2 nights/3 day)
  • Grade 5/6 camp to Canberra will be $560 per student (4 nights/5 day)

Both these camps are on a user-pays basis and payment will be required prior to camp. Those that are eligible for CSEF, can use these funds towards your child's camp.


Fees have been raised on your account for those wanting to make instalments for these camps.

Preparing for camp


School camp is an exciting time for most students, however some students can have small or more significant worries about attending camps. Most of our camps occur in Term 4, however it is not unusual for students with these worries to start thinking about them as early as Term 1. The story in their head (the narrative) can be to focus on the negative aspects and the more the child dwells on these aspects the bigger they seem to become. Worries are like tomatoes – the more we feed and water them (with our thoughts) the bigger they become! The skills below can be a big help, but they need continual rehearsal so that they become second nature – like any skill we have to practice them.



This website has a really excellent guide for parents on how to start preparing their child to manage their anxieties about camp, which in turn makes sending a child to camp that much easier. There is a printable guide for kids on the website that is a fantastic way to start the conversations and build students’ confidence:


It can be helpful for schools to be aware of students who might be experiencing these issues well ahead of time so that they can support students in collaboration with families.