Eastbourne has a comprehensive Camps / Outdoor Education program which develops students' independence, initiative and social attitude throughout the Primary years.
Along with a team building camp at Point Leo at the start of the year, Year 6 students attend a week long bush initiative camp in east Gippsland called "Coonawarra". Features of this camp include horse riding, watersports including canoeing and raft building and also a range of challenging initiative activities.
Year 5 students attend a 5 day camp to central Melbourne staying at the Urban Camp near the Zoo. Features of this camp include relying on public transport (tram, train and bus) and visiting a large number of city icons - which have been studied prior to the camp in classroom activities.
Year 3 & 4 students attend alternate camps over a 2 year rotation period. These camps are based at bush camps which specialise in the provision of initiative and adventure activities for 9 and 10 year olds. Features of these camps include a ropes course, giant swing, flying fox, archery, orienteering, bush cooking, bush walking and group based initiative activities.
Year 2 students attend a camp at Shoreham called "Iluka" with children spending 2 full action packed days. A number of fun activities provide children with new challenges, activities which require a group approach and also some personal challenges. Some environmental activities based around the study of minibeasts is also a focus of the camp.
Year 1 students celebrate their year together with an end of year pyjama party. The children share a delicious barbeque before nestling into the library to watch a movie on the "big screen". Staying at school while darkness is setting is a simple setting that provides great excitement for children of this age group.
Prep students always look forward to their special night, their Christmas "Prep Graduation" dinner and night. This is a lovely way for our prep students to join together for an evening, share some fun activities and also a meal served by their teachers and some of their Prep Buddies.