Camps and Excursions
Camps are special. They provide a great opportunity for our kids to learn about places, themselves and to meet and socialise with the students they will eventually go to secondary school with.
As a way to reduce costs for both parents and the school we have begun whole school camp approach.
Some camps are whole school and some camps are junior senior. We anticipate taking foundation grade students on camp. We go to camp with Wunghnu and Waaia-Yalca South, two similar sized schools to us. In 2017 we are off to Melbourne for a city camp.
Working on an 18 month cycle our grade 5 and 6 students may be offered (numbers are limited) the chance to go to Somers Camp. This is a 9 day adventure camp and is designed to test the children's courage and resilience.
Woorabinda camp is another one-week camp offered to grade 4s and 5s on a district basis. If a Zeerust student goes to this camp we don't expect them to apply for Somers.
In addition, the P&F organise a whole school excursion at the end of each year. These have included trips to Sovereign Hill, Yarrawonga, Queenscliff (beach), Lake Mountain (snow), Luna Park (fun), and Funfields (wet). These have proven to be great whole school outings where parents and siblings have also been invited to attend.
Parents are ask to sign a one-time permission notice for local excursions. These include trips to Shepparton and the surrounding district. It includes cluster schools and interactions with Waaia-Yalca South PS.