As part of the curriculum we follow Program Achieve at St Peter’s. The students are continually learning how to demonstrate the five keys to success, these are Confidence, Persistence, Organisation, Getting Along and Emotional Resilience.Year five students attend camp at Mapleton each year in Term One. As the children are being introduced to new roles and responsibilities for their year level the camp is designed to enhance the student’s awareness of the skills of communication, co-operation and good decision making. There are a number of different activities offered to students, archery, rock climbing, team initiatives, swimming and canoeing. These provide the student’s with the opportunity to develop and strengthen skills in these activities but also to enhance their co-operative team skills. The camp is a great way for both teachers and students to become acquainted with one another and start the school year in a fun and positive way.
In term one, Year 6 attend a three day/ two night camp providing the students with the opportunity to experience and solve personal challenges and participate in group decision making processes. They learn to be responsible for one another as well as trust each other as they guide a partner through the high rope and low rope courses. The students experience goal setting and face personal challenges in abseiling and flying fox. Group Initiatives is a terrific activity which fosters cooperation and decision making.After dinner each night the fun begins again. On the first night everyone joins in games and dance and on the second night the students participate in an ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ style concert where prizes are given for each category. Camp is always a great time for all Year 6 students and teachers to get to know each other and we arrive back at school very tired but having had a thoroughly enjoyable time!