There is nothing like the smell of crisp mountain air and the sound of skis and boards carving through fresh snow – at the start of this term, Year 7 finally made it to their snow camp!
For most of the students, this was their first experience in Australia’s alpine region of the Snowy Mountains, and they certainly made the most of the opportunity. After plenty of warnings of cold and icy weather, we were met by blue skies and beautiful sun shining down on us throughout our days on the snow.
All the students skied or snowboarded at Thredbo, strapped on some snowshoes and cross country skis at Perisher and succumbed to fits of uncontrollable laughter during the daily snowball fights. There is nothing like seeing pure joy radiate from the faces of our students with the Snowy Mountains as their background.
On our return journey, we visited Parliament House for a tour and education session. We arrived the day before the current sitting of Parliament so there was plenty of activity in and around the building. We were even treated to members of the armed forces practising their marching in formation in preparation for the ceremonies.
One of the highlights of the Year 7 camp is the opportunities it provides for the students to come together as one class and spend time with their new Guardians, who will guide them through their five years of High School. We would like to thank April, Sarah and Tom for all their support and the care and warmth they showed to the kids throughout the camp.
Penny Martin and Anja Grapentin
Class 7 Teachers