A key component of our curriculum at Prince of Peace, our varied, challenging Outdoor Education program is central to holistic student development.
The outdoor opportunities provided to students, from their first ‘sleep over’ experience in Year 2 through to the Year 11 Leadership Camp, support the development of confidence, self sufficiency, initiative, teamwork and leadership skills.
Year 2 students enjoy their first sleep over at the Senior Campus after an excursion or learning activities throughout the day.
Year 3 students enjoy their first off-site experience with a two-day, one-night excursion and camping on Brisbane’s northern outskirts.
Year 4 students enjoy a three-day, two-night stay at Luther Heights, Coolum and experience a wide range of outdoor challenges.
Year 5 students head to Maranatha Recreational Educational Camp on the Sunshine Coast for four days of individual, teamwork-building and personal development activities in a bush setting.
Year 6 students spend five days in Canberra to complement their studies into the Australian parliamentary system, and visit national landmarks like Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial and Questacon.
Year 7 commences with a three-day outdoor education program at Camp Warawee, Joyner. Camp activities challenge our newest Middle School members to create connections, build a sense of unity and ensure all students are welcomed into the Senior Campus community.
Year 8 students develop their leadership skills at a camp at Luther Heights, Coolum Beach. Students undertake physical activities and challenges to build teamwork, confidence and trust.
Year 9 students participate in an extended outdoor education experience at Mt Binga, near Blackbutt. The camp is a milestone in the personal development of Middle School students and includes community living, farm work, hiking, outdoor camping and team challenges.
Year 10 students will participate in ANZAC Day-themed activities and events for the duration of World War I centenary commemorations, including the overnight Camp Gallipoli experience in 2015.
Finally, the Year 11 Leadership Camp at Emu Gully challenges the cohort with ANZAC-themed activities designed to test resilience, teamwork and tenacity.