During weeks three and four of Term 1 all 500+ children had the opportunity to participate in our 2019 EOTC programme. The year 7 students sailed at Lake Rua, experience river crossing at the Groynes and hiked around Quail Island. The year 8 students went to camp at Orton Bradley park. They walked around the base of Mt Herbert, canoed, raft built, coastered, orienteered and wharf jumped at Diamond Harbour. It was great to see a number of students step out of their comfort zone, challenge themselves and try new things. They showed great commitment and definitely embraced challenge. We were very lucky with the weather this year as only one activity was postponed. A big thank you to all the parents/caregivers that helped out during the two weeks of EOTC. Without your support events like this would not happen. Here are some reflections from the children about their experiences:
Showing CSI qualities at sailing …
Commitment: I showed commitment by getting on the boat and staying there to the end and back.
Aim High: I was aiming high by trying something new and trying to do it as well as I could.
Support: I was showing support by helping my friend and my class push off to sail.
Integrity: I showed integrity by trying something new and being respectful to our teachers.
What I found challenging at Quail Island was…
Sitting and listening in the very hot weather. It was really challenging for me because It was very hard to concentrate. I also found walking up and down steep hills challenging because I didn't want to get hurt.
What I thought about Orton Bradley camp…
The most enjoyable thing was … Coasteering and the game smugglers run. On the Thursday we walked around the coast and jumped into the water from the rocks. This was really challenging for me but I enjoyed it. In the evening we played a game in the dark. I loved this because you had to try and get water across a border without being caught. The food was really good and there was plenty of it. Camp was fantastic!