A wide range of external activities are organized for students to enrich and compliment their learning experiences. They include year level activities, camps and overseas trips.
As part of Our Fantastic Futures students participated in a week long multi-disciplinary learning program exploring their visions for the future.
Term 1: Physical Challenge- students visit Phillip Island for surfing lessons and the opportunity to learn the sport of surfing.
Term 2: Philantrophic Challenge- students undertake a range of activities to raise funds for disadvantaged children overseas.
Term 3: Social and Cultural Challenge- students undertake activites such as eating out and attending cultural events.
Term 4: Environmental Challenge- students study environments in Science and visit the Werribee Zoo.
Year 9 students undertake a subject called Urban Experience as part of the Challenge Program. In Urban Experience students spend ten weeks developing a research task which is completed during their Melbourne City Camp at the end of term.
During their camp in Melbourne students enjoy a range of educational, cultural, sporting and social experiences. These include Eureka Tower, river cruises, Ice Skating, The Old Melbourne Gaol, dining out, Victoria Market, Immigration Museum and Federation Square.
Students have a number of subject based excursions such as Careers Exhibition and biology excursions.
Their major camp varies but is often to Central Australia.
First week back all students attend a Study Skills Seminar for 2-3 days.
Challenging activities, sport, relaxation, study skills and career exploration are some of the activities undertaken.
Every 2nd year during the Christmas Holidays, a group of about 12 students visit America. Students stay with American families and attend school for a few days and also visit Disneyland
Every two years students from the College participate in a World Challenge expedition. Each expedition gives students a unique understanding of challenges, participation and the environment - taking students out of their comfort zone, learning to cope with new environments and work as a team, being responsible and becoming confident decision makers. It's also a great way to experience the culture of another country, and get a broader perspective of life outside Australia. Each expedition also provides students with the chance to help out with local community projects.
Past expeditions have included Vietnam and Borneo, Cambodia and Thailand.
You can follow the progress of the WHSC World Challenge at their own website, http://blogs.whsc.vic.edu.au/worldchallenge.