Each year the All Saints' Primary School students from Years 4, 5 and 6 go on camp. The camps can be based in different locations depending on availability and suitability.
For 2023, our camps have been based at:
Tangalooma on Moreton Island is a unique outdoor education destination just a 75-minute scenic cruise from Brisbane and host to a myriad of educational experiences. They welcome thousands of students each year for tailored multi-night stays. Some of the experiences available are:
Australian educators believe that their number one challenge is supporting students with mental health conditions and more than 80% of them believe that the tension between supporting student wellbeing and teaching the curriculum is increasing. Independent research shows that camps and outdoor education programs play a key role in addressing these concerns.
Camps have been shown to reduce anxiety, increase connection to school, increase connection to peers and increase efficacy, all strong markers of good mental health. Camps and outdoor education programs involve physical activity, teamwork and connection with the natural world - a combination that is highly effective in improving physical and mental well-being.
Camps and led outdoor experiences focus on building interpersonal and intrapersonal skills such as independence, resilience, leadership, communication and respect for others.***
*Excerpt from https://www.qccc.org.au/tamborine/
**Excerpt from https://www.tangalooma.com/education-schools/moreton-island-camps
***Excerpt from Australian Camps Association