Tours, camps and exchange programmes
Each year boys and masters embark on trips interstate and overseas.
The Modern Languages Department has for many years conducted exchange programmes – long and short-term – with partner schools in France, Italy and Germany. A similar relationship has now been set up with a school in Switzerland.
In recent years there have been Rugby, football, cricket and basketball tours to England, Ireland, South America, France, Japan, Italy, New Zealand and the United States as well as regular interstate tours. The History Department has taken tours to the WWI battlefields in France and Belgium, Indochina, as well as Russia and the Eastern Front. Every alternate year a large group of boys and parents walk the Kokoda Track. Our musicians have toured Europe and the USA on occasion and, more recently, wind bands have toured rural NSW giving recitals and conducting workshops with children at local primary schools. Science Beyond the Curriculum has taken boys and parents to New Zealand and the Galapagos Islands.
In the last week of Term I each year, all Form I boys attend a camp at Myuna Bay, Lake Macquarie with a programme of outdoor activities including sailing, canoeing, abseiling and archery. Sport and Recreation staff are supported by masters from the School and Form V Peer Support leaders. Accommodation is in dormitory-style bunk beds.
All Form IV boys not involved in the Cadet Promotions Course attend a camp on the Colo River in the last week of Term IV when more challenging outdoor activities such as trekking, kayaking and abseiling are undertaken. Boys share tents and cook for themselves. House Masters and some Form IV Tutors accompany the boys where possible.
Both Air Force and Army Cadets conduct additional camps and bivouacs for boys throughout the year.