CAMPS

Excursions, incursions and camps are an important part of learning at Moerlina.  They are curriculum focused and help students to better understand the purpose of their learning, by making links between what is learnt at school and how it is applied in a different context out of school.

Class sleepovers and school community camp outs may also be held during the year, providing great opportunities to connect, learn and grow.

Class Sleepover

Classes may hold a school sleepover once a year.  This experience, shared with friends, allows the children to build confidence, age-appropriate independence and resourcefulness, and other essential social and emotional skills. And it’s lots of fun too!

Upper Primary Camp

Each year the upper primary class has the opportunity to enjoy the rich experiential learning afforded by camp.

Activities at camp always have a strong link to the curriculum. Every year, the class visits a different site, each of which offers a different curriculum focus. Here are some examples of places we have visited:

  • Kalgoorlie – culture and history of the Goldfields
  • Coonana – indigenous culture
  • Albany – history of the whaling industry and military importance
  • Toodyay – bush and eco-studies
  • Lancelin – physical education (specifically surfing)
  • Dwellingup – physical challenge
  • Coral Bay – marine ecosystems

Other benefits of camp for children include:

  • Group bonding and social interaction
  • Learning self-management skills
  • Independence from parents, within a safe environment
  • Facing challenges and managing fears
  • Excelling in non-academic areas
  • Active, experiential learning
  • Fun!