Each year boys and masters embark on trips interstate and overseas.
The Modern Languages Department has for many years conducted exchange programmes with partner schools in France, Switzerland, Italy and Germany. The programmes vary between long and short-term and depend each year on availability at our partner schools. Boys can also go to Japan for four weeks under the LABO programme.
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. In recent years, there have been several Indigenous immersions to the Northern Territory and North Queensland. 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.
Form I Camp aims to provide boys with the opportunity to foster new friendships and engage in a range of outdoor activities including sailing, canoeing, abseiling and archery. Qualified instructors 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. Housemasters 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.
All overseas tours and exchanges are on hold in 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Local excursions plan to go ahead, following NSW Health advice and NSW Department of Education directives.