Year 8 is a critical age of growth for students as they are facing a time of increasing freedom from parents and staff, yet still require a certain level of support. Building on the connections created in Year 7, Year 8 students work to develop a sense of place through critical thinking and further developing personal and social competence throughout their program. In creating self-awareness, we can allow students to develop a better sense of place and form a foundation from which to “Step”.
Some of these are to Step up and take on the challenge, Step back and allow others to take the lead, Step sideways out of the challenge and acknowledge the limit of their comfort zone. All decisions require support which is provided through professional facilitation by our staff. Through various outdoor adventures, students are confronted with the role which they must play.
The Year 8 program provides numerous resources and opportunities for students to live and breathe environmental responsibility and sustainability.
Adventure Alternatives has mapped the Subjects, Strands and Content Descriptions as outlined in the National Curriculum as they apply to the theme, aims and activities for our Year 8 Camp Program. How these relate on the ground is provided in our Elaboration in our Staff Manual and the delivery of briefing and debriefing of activities by our instructors.
A detailed outline of what these are is provided in your camp proposal. Our elaborations are supplied as part of our booking process.
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“Opportunity to move outside the comfort zone. Realisation that food and energy comes from farming not from the pantry. Gives everyone the opportunity to succeed.”
Lynette Pearce, Year 8 Camp
“Well run activities, well managed by instructors to engage the students. I think the staff speak and engage well with the students and strike a good balance between support and instruction. The camp provides a great opportunity to experience different types of learning and engage more social and emotional skills. great challenges to get them to move out of their comfort zone.”
Chris Borg, Assistant Principal Administration
“Bonded well, challenged themselves and became more independent. A lot emerged as leaders”
Year 8 Teacher
Matthew Flinders Anglican College