Year 8 Combined Outdoor Education Experience

Year 8 Combined Outdoor Education Experience

Friday 3 July

I am excited to share with you a new partnership with Christ Church Grammar School that will offer our Year 8 girls a unique outdoor education experience.

A first of its kind in Western Australia, the Cape to Cave expedition will introduce students to a range of physical, social and cultural activities designed to build their confidence and appreciation for the environment.

Using Leeuwin-Naturalist National Park as a base, the students will spend five days walking part of the Cape to Cape, pitching tents, cooking their own meals and learning about the local indigenous culture.

A highlight of the trip will be caving and abseiling in Giants Cave and WI-16, where they will learn about WA’s geological history.

The partnership with Christ Church creates a unique opportunity that will give boys and girls a chance to connect through outdoor adventure and teamwork.

We hope to give the students a new perspective on this region that they may have visited many times before. Working with the local Wardandi people, our instructors will expose the students to local culture through storytelling, bushcrafts and bush tucker.

While both our schools are committed to single-sex education, we acknowledge the importance of providing opportunities for the students to work together in a non-competitive environment. The Cape to Cave represents stronger connections between the Schools and their students.

The first expedition will be held in October 2021 and will include more than 300 students across 8 camps. We have brought our Year 7 girls together this morning to share this news.

Yours sincerely

Fiona Johnston