Camps - Primary
A varied camps and excursions program across the Primary school enables children to further their learning and social/emotional skills development in a non-school setting. Excursions and camps may have a cultural, environmental or outdoor emphasis and are an important part of the educational programs offered at Victory.
FOUNDATION / YEAR 1
Foundation and Year 1 students do not attend an overnight camp but venture out for excursions close to schools, such as the Year 1 excursion to the Jindera Museum or trips to the Albury Library Museum for current exhibitions.
Year 2 have a sleepover at Victory as an introduction to staying away from home. For many children, it can be their first time away from home and staying local and in the familiar environment of school can be reassuring.
Year 3 enjoy two days at the Great Aussie Resort at Bowna, staying overnight. Keeping the camp local reduces the travel time and ensures there’s plenty of time to enjoy all the activities at the Resort.
Challenges and outdoor activities which get students working together, supporting and encouraging each other are the highlights of the Year 4 camp. For three days at the Borambola Sport and Recreation Centre near Tarcutta, students have fun rock climbing, canoeing and raft making, whilst building their communication, teamwork and problem solving skills.
Year 5 students enjoy an action packed, 3-day discovery camp to Ballarat and Bendigo discovering all about the Gold Rush era. Gold panning, mine tours, costumed immersion and a tremendous variety of interactive activities bring the 1850's gold rush heritage alive. Visits include the Eureka Centre, Sovereign Hill, Bendigo Discovery, Science and Technology Centre and a special night-time viewing of the 'Blood on the Cross' light show about the Eureka Uprising.
The Year 6 camp is a four-day trip to our nation's capital which compliments their Australian history study in Term 4. Students participate in a range of interactive and fun experiences, including visiting the Australian War Memorial, Questacon, Australian Institute of Sport and Canberra Zoo. The highlight is Parliament House where in past years, they might meet our Federal Member for Indi, Helen Haines and heard about the workings of government.