Southmoor Primary School offers students the chance to participate in two camping experiences and two community-based experiences in their middle and senior years. Our specialised camping programs focus on encouraging independence and resilience, developing teamwork strategies and improving leadership skills.
Every other year students in Grades 3 and 4 travel to Gundiwindi Camp in the Dandenongs for a three day/two night adventure where they have the opportunity to participate in some unique activities including:
Every alternate year, students in Grades 5 and 6 experience Allambee Camp for a four day/three night stay. With a focus on development of leadership skills, collaborative and cooperative strategies, independence, perseverance, trust, and environmental awareness, students participate in the following activities:
Each year the Grade 3 and Grade 5 classes venture into our local communities, both in and around Moorabbin and the city of Melbourne. Applying the Humanities Learning Areas of the Victorian Curriculum (History, Civics and Citizenship and Geography) provides a framework for investigating these local communities. The students examine the complex processes that have shaped their modern world, investigate responses to the different challenges, and analyse people’s common and unique interconnections with their environment and community.