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When camps come to campus

What do you do when you have to cancel school excursions and camps? Bring the excursions and camps to school of course!

The creativity and ingenuity of our Ascham staff has been in overdrive this week. In normal years, Year 5 would have been on their Ballarat tour, Year 6 on their Canberra tour, and Year 9 would have been down south on their Outdoor Education Camp. Although we have not been able to run these activities this year, the staff, with great innovation, have brought these experiences onto campus for the girls.

This week our Junior School was transformed back 150 years into a goldmining town for Year 5. Students and staff dressed up in their best costumes, ready for a day of discovery on Colonial Day. A huge hit was Ms Howley’s (Deputy Head of Junior School) Lolly Shop. Brimming with jaw-sticking, old fashioned boiled lollies, it was just calling for a fun little ‘stick-up’ as can be seen here!

Year 6 girls have had a taste of our nation’s capital onsite this week. Canberra experiences have been brought to campus for the girls, with teachers recreating what would have been visits to the Australian Institute of Sport, the Museum of Australian Democracy, the Electoral Education Office, the War Memorial, Questacon and CSIRO.

Instead of their Outdoor Education Camp, Year 9 girls have had the opportunity to have a break from normal Lessons and Studies, participating in activities as diverse as mountain biking to rock climbing to environmental games, along with an adventure race and also presentations from the NPWS on Indigenous plants.

Thank you to our dedicated staff and to our girls who have embraced the changes and everything on offer.



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