Year 7 Mateship and orientation camp

As Term 1 reached its midpoint, it was time for us to head to Mount Tambourine for our Mateship and Orientation camp. This Year 7 camp is a wonderful opportunity for students to get to know each other, work together in an outdoor setting and for us to reinforce the values and expectation of being a Lindisfarne student.

Fun and laughter

The days were jammed packed with students rotating around four activities including River Ramble, Mud Challenge, Water Hole Walk, and the much loved High Ropes Course. These activities provided ample opportunities for students to get to know each other, to work together, and make new connections. All four activities were a hit with students, from getting wet and muddy on the mud course to challenging themselves in the high ropes, there were lots of smiles and laughter to be seen and heard around the camp. The walk was a new initiative this year and we loved watching the students walk in nature and chat with friends as they went, The rewards at the end was a very chilly but invigorating swim in the waterfall. Year 7 loved this activity as well as the River Ramble which saw them cross large boulders to again swim in crystal clear water holes.

Our bellies were filled with nutritious food (and dessert) and our evening entertainment with Uncle Boomerang strengthened our knowledge of our indigenous past and resulted in a few laughs too.

To watch the students grow in confidence and visually see the friendships form and strengthen really highlighted to us that our objectives have been met. I’m sure Year 7 slept well upon their return and hopefully had many stories and tales to tell.

Julie McDowell
Year 7 Coordinator