Camps

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:

  • A 150m Flying Fox
  • Giant Swing
  • Indoor Archery
  • Traditional Bush Hut Building and Bush Survival Skills
  • Damper Cooking
  • Evening Campfire
  • Bushwalking
  • Low Ropes Course
  • Orienteering
  • Inground Pool
  • Recreation Games Room
  • Inground Trampolines
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Reptile Education Area
  • Farmyard and Animal Feeding
  • Initiative Activities/Team Building Activities
  • Sensory, Photo and Nature Trails
  • Adventure Playground

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:

  • Abseiling Tree
  • Giant Swing
  • Flying Fox
  • Vertical Challenge (High Ropes)
  • Dangle Duo
  • Archery
  • Low Ropes Course
  • Billy Carts
  • Initiative Course
  • Bush Walking
  • Geocaching
  • Bouldering Wall
  • Hut Building
  • Orienteering
  • Race Around the World (Photo Hunt)
  • Camp Fire Cooking
  • Bush Arts & Crafts
  • Games Sessions
  • Camp Fire
  • Reflector Trail
  • Night Walk
  • Camp out in Tents
  • 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‚Äôs common and unique interconnections with their environment and community.