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This year, a three day development camp has been arranged for Year 7 students at the picturesque Forest Edge Recreation Camp, Waroona. The second camp is for the Joachim and Mackillop Cluster students and will be led by Miss Anna Campbell and Mr Wayd Blakiston.

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Get to know one another in a structured, carefree and supervised environment
  • Enhance their group work, time management, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Set substantial personal and group goals for a smoother transition into Year 7.

The cost of the camp has been factored into school fees. The camp cost caters for all expenses including transport, meals, accommodation, and qualified instructors for the main activities at the venue as well as miscellaneous items for other activities conducted on site.

You should have been sent a map of the camp location, a Camp Permission and Student Conduct Contract and a Medical Authorisation Form to complete and return to the Core teacher by Thursday 6 February. We need to inform Forest Edge staff of any food allergies ahead of time so that they can prepare special meals for those who need it.

If your son/daughter has a medical condition or is on medication at the time of the camp, please indicate the specific details on the Medical Authorisation Form.  All medicines need to be given to a teacher before setting out on the morning of the camp. The medications are to be suitably contained with your written instructions as to how and when to administer the medication enclosed.

Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Cluster Leader on any matter in relation to the camp, especially if they relate to your child not attending the camp due to specific concerns. Parents will also have the opportunity to ask questions pertaining to the Camp at the Parent Information Evening on Thursday 13 February.

It is an expectation that all students will attend the camp. The staff at the College and at Forest Edge Recreation Camp have the expertise to cater for student diversity and are pastoral at all times in their dealings with students.  The camp is a wonderful way for students to gain confidence in their ability to socialise with other children, make friends and overcome fears.


Drop-off and Pick-up Arrangements

On Wednesday 19 February, students will be required to go to the College Gymnasium to meet their Cluster Leader and drop off their bag, sleeping bag and pillow between 8:00am and 8:20am. From there, students will be required to go to Form to have their attendance checked.

If students have any medication required for camp, they will need to see their Cluster Leader and arrange to have their medication collected. Please note that asthma puffers and epi-pens are to be carried, at all times, by the student and don’t require collection. A spare epi-pen should be given to the Cluster Leader upon arrival at the College. All medication must be clearly marked with the student’s name, and directions on use and dosage.

Students are to bring a small day bag containing a water bottle, hat, and sunscreen to carry with them to activities. All students will return to the College by 3:00pm on Friday 21 February. Students can be picked up at the end of the school day at 3:25pm. If you have any questions regarding this, please email or phone your child’s Cluster leader.

Please note that students will need to bring morning tea with them on the first day of their Camp.


Students are required to pack the following items for camp: 

  • Two pairs of enclosed shoes (for water and land activities)
  • Thongs/sandals
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow and pillow case
  • One loose fitted sheet
  • Swimming attire – including a rashie/shirt for water activities
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletries
  • 3-days worth of suitable clothing for physical activities
  • A warm change of clothing
  • Two towels (for swimming and shower)
  • A large water bottle
  • Plastic bag for dirty/wet clothes
  • Camera (optional)
  • Pencil case