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1 Parent Information Session Wednesday 8 th October 2014

2  Year 5 Camp in the context of our curriculum  Location of the camp  Types of activities to be undertaken  Water safety and staff/student ratios  Food arrangements  Tents and Showers  Weather  Following camp via CoverItLive  Questions

3  Encourages our school vision - Inspiring learners, inquiring together, enhancing our world  Outdoor and Adventurous Education  Follows on from Year 4 camp experiences and a pre- cursor to Outward Bound in Year 6  Enhances the Learner Profile

4 Learner ProfileStudents will… InquirersAcquire the skills necessary to ensure success in all individual and collaborative experience. (Skills on water craft and solving problems on land) ThinkersExercise initiative in applying thinking skills to recognise and approach problems and make reasoned, ethical decisions. (Building tents and solving problems in land activities) CommunicatorsWork effectively and willingly in collaboration with others. (Building tents, sleeping in tents(!), collaboration games, dragon boating and kayaking) CourageousApproach unfamiliar situations with courage and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. (Camping with friends, new activities) KnowledgeableAcquire in depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines. (Water craft skills, map reading, local and global environmental issues)

5 Learner ProfileStudents will… PrincipledAct with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them. (Sharing a tent!) CaringShow empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. (Working together, encouraging others, empathising with other students) Open - MindedBecome more accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from experience. (Listening to others when collaborating) BalancedUnderstand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others. (Understanding the need for balance with academic and outdoor activities) ReflectiveThey are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development. (Adjusting techniques to be successful in all water and land activities)




9  Separate Showers  Separate Toilets  Washing Up Areas  Kitchen  Inside and Outside Eating Areas  Classrooms (booked for inclement weather)


11 4 groups on land, 4 groups on water…  Land Activities All 4 groups will rotate through four land based activities encouraging communication, cooperation, trust, collaboration, fair play, respect, using initiative and having fun!

12 These land based activities will include - Archery (with teacher and camp based, qualified instructor) - Orienteering - History of the camp site (tie in with history unit later in the year) - Parachute Games - Trust Games - Problem Solving Games - Structure Building Games

13  Water Activities Ratio of 1:4.5 on the water including Bradbury staff and Camp lifeguards Buoyancy aids provided by Chong Hing Water Sports Centre (buddy checked and teacher checked) Weaker swimmers paired with adults Students must be able to swim 50m in clothes (will be wearing buoyancy aids)



16  Breakfasts – cereals, bread, jam, fruit salads  Lunches – first day students bring own snack and lunch, on 2 nd and 3 rd days students have ordered from Ali Oli  Dinners – Pepperoni’s in Sai Kung – Pizza on first night and pasta on second night Snacks and drinks will also be provided


18 The Buzz – Year 5 Homepage


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