At St Stephen’s School, even our youngest students get a chance to take part in age-appropriate camps to introduce the experience in a fun and suitable way. Some of these camps are held at the School and others are offsite.
Quality time with classmates away from the classroom is a great way for students to experience life away from home, building confidence and learning about the wider world around them.
Camps enable students to challenge themselves and each other as they take on activities and programs which build resilience, teamwork, self-confidence and more. They are also experiences where good memories are made with friends, and remembered long after graduation.
Year 1 and 2 students spend a night at a special sleepover at School while Year 3s venture outdoors and camp in tent around the School grounds. Year 4s connect with nature on a three-day farm-based camp while Year 5s and 6s spend three days offsite participating in team-building fun.
In Secondary School our students venture on camps of all description, challenging themselves during outdoor adventures and building key skills in resilience, teamwork, and self-sufficiency.
Year group camps are held for Year 7-9 students, where they take part in fun and challenging activities, exploring their surrounds and strengthening bonds with classmates.
Some learning areas in Secondary School also offer the chance for students to experience subject-specific camps. These are a key element of our Outdoor Education program, building students’ self-sustainability skills during camps in some of WA’s most picturesque places.
The Arts, Sport, and Music camps inspire our students beyond the classroom, bringing them together to practice their craft and learn in a fun environment away from home. These camps can include special training sessions in professional gyms, workshops with well-known artists, competitions and performances.
Our senior students spend time at special retreats in Year 11 and 12. These camps are opportunities for students to spend time reflecting on the past, present and future. Team-building activities and reflective sessions combine to provide students with opportunities to build their self-awareness and learn strategies to help them be their best selves in their final years at high school and after graduation.
St Stephen’s School’s Service Learning program also provides a wide variety of tours throughout the School year. Secondary students can take part in these tours which include visiting remote Western Australian and international communities in need, providing volunteer support, assisting with projects and donating essential supplies. These tours also enable students to immerse in diverse cultures and learn from locals as they travel. Learn more about our Tour Program.