Whole school camp is a time where our families, students and staff get the chance to know one another and bond as a community. Kerry Street is a school of like-minded people who value experiential education, and in forming friendships, we all benefit from the care and support inherent in our community. Camp enables us to help our children develop their self-respect, self-confidence and appreciation for life, and it aligns with the Health and Physical Education and Literacy Curriculums, and General Capabilities, in addition to cross-curricular priorities, and it links to other key learning areas too!
This year the Kerry Street Community gathered at the North Port Rous Head Ferry Terminal in Fremantle and boarded the Rottnest Express ferry to Wadjemup.
Before boarding the ferry, Nyungar Elder, Aunty Marie Taylor (nèe Collard) and her family told us about the Aboriginal history and Welcomed us to Whadjuk country, including Wadjemup.
Whilst on camp, we took the time to connect and build our community. We enjoyed art activities, a group bike ride, swimming and star gazing. We were extremely lucky to spend this time together: building new connections; establishing friendships; finding space to rest and relax; and exploring, investigating and learning.
Organising a whole school camp takes a lot work, and we would like to thank everyone who contributed to making this year’s camp such a huge success! We would like to thank local businesses for their generous contributions that allowed us to provide a delicious and nutritional camp menu – Farmer Jack’s, Saidoun Lebanese Bakery, Scarvaci’s IGA and Gilbert’s Fresh, Hilton.
The sense of community we build as a result of events like our annual whole school camp is truly invaluable. Learn more about why school camps are important here.
Next year, camp will be held in Term 3, in September, and we are currently investigating our options for bush locations.