The staff of St Mary’s DSG endeavour to provide their pupils with experiences outside of the classroom. These fieldtrips take on the form of day outings organised by specific Learning Areas as well as annual camps for entire grades from Grade 8 to Grade 11. The purpose of these excursions is to enhance the academic learning of the pupils, as well as to provide a means of team building and leadership development.
Camp facilities, facilitators and programs.
Camp facilities are chosen according to a number of requirements, namely: location; program/activities offered; facilitators; facilities and general suitability for a particular grade.
"The camp week was a whirlwind of excitement, challenges and thrilling, new experiences."
Tamara Ricci Gr 9 (2013)
"Camp was amazing, I wish we could have stayed longer and experienced more."
Thandeka Ndlovu Gr 10 (2012)
"The highlight of camp was learning to work with other people and making new friends. This camp was critical for the development of our team work skills."
‘Dino Girls’. Grade 8 (2014)
"Camp was fun and the highlight for our group was the night we slept outside."
WSS group. Grade 8 (2014)