Students at Fairfield Primary School attend camps in Grades 4-6. Our camps are age and purpose specific, curriculum based and have been designed to build confidence and provide a unifying experience. Camps provide an opportunity for students to bond in an informal setting, away from school. Students gain news perspectives, meet new friends and are challenged in a unique, safe and exciting experience. Students build resilience and confidence and feel open to new ideas. They also gain practical skills and a healthy respect for the Australian bush.
Grade 4 Mt Evelyn Camp
Our Grade 4 students have their first school camp experience with an overnight stay at the Mt Evelyn YMCA Recreational Camp, approximately one hour drive from the school. The Grade 4 camp has been developed to encourage and enhance personal growth as well as strengthen a sense of community for all students. Students are involved in a variety of activities which promotes team and resilience building and group problem solving.
The camp has comfortable heated bunk-room accommodation, group recreation and dining areas, ample on site activities and outdoor play space.
Grade 5 Anglesea Camp
Students in Grade 5 spend two nights at the Anglesea Recreation Camp located on the Great Ocean Road, a 90-minute drive from Melbourne. The Camp offers a range of beach, water, challenge, environmental and team building activities for all to enjoy. All activities are supervised by professional Outdoor Education instructors and provide safe and age-appropriate challenges that allow students to develop physical confidence, expand their friendship groups and have a great time.
Grade 6 Canberra Tour
Our Grade 6 students spend a week in Canberra engaging in the unique culture and environment of the National Capital. Whilst in Canberra, students engage in a broad range of activities including a visit to the Australian War Memorial, Electoral Education Centre, Parliament House, Museum of Australian Democracy, Royal Australian Mint and Australian Institute of Sport. The aim of the tour is to develop the students’ knowledge and understanding of Australian society, making use of the disciplines drawn from geography, history, civics and politics. Students participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education.