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During Week 3, Year 6 students journeyed to Kangaroo Island for an Outdoor Education adventure. We were able to explore the cultural, historic and natural areas of significance on the Island. We created two campsite communities at the Western KI Caravan Park and the Parndana Sports Club. Students spent two nights at each campsite. Students worked together to set their tents up and even cooked a two-course meal on Trangia stoves. We were so fortunate to have two extremely knowledgeable local bus drivers who imparted so much knowledge about the community. Highlights included touring Flinders Chase National Park (including Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch), Seal Bay, Raptor Domain Birds of Prey Show, KI Wildlife Park and visiting Hanson Bay and Stokes Bay. Extreme amounts of fun were had as we tobogganed and travelled by UTV at Little Sahara. The effects of the 2019/2020 bushfires were still very evident on the environment and community. Seeing the extent of this natural disaster and the regrowth that has occurred was a significant experience for all.

Students represented our community with excellence as we travelled around the island. Many students reflected on the kindness shown to them by other students throughout their time away, ensuring they didn’t miss home too much. We are so thankful for the outstanding Outdoor Education team who assisted us all throughout our trip. Thank you also to the Year 6 teaching staff and leadership team, who also ensured our time away was so enjoyable. Experiences like this have continued to build stronger relationships within Year 6 and enhance our learning.

Christopher Sanders
Year Level Coordinator – Year 6