Camps and Social Events are designed to connect teachers and students in an informal setting, and to encourage responsible and mindful behaviour while having fun in a social setting.
|Year 7||Orientation/Whole Year||1 day (overnight)||Frederick Irwin Anglican School and Doddi’s Beach|
|Year 8||Whole Year||4 days||Serpentine Camping Centre|
|Year 9||Outdoor Education||4 days||Students select either Lane Poole Reserve, Nanga, or Geographe Bay, Dunsborough|
|Year 10||Outdoor Education||4 days||Students select from various locations in the Blackwood River area|
|Year 11||Whole Year||4 days||Perth City and surrounds|
|Year 11||Outdoor Education||5 days||Students select from various locations in the Blackwood River area|
|Year 12||Outdoor Education||5 days||Students select the location which have included Kalbarri National Park (between Nature’s Window and the Ross Graham Lookout), the Stirling Ranges ‘Ridge Walk’ and various sections of the Bibbulmun Track on the south coast|
- Year 7 Orientation Camp – At the end of Week 2 (Term 1) the Year 7 Orientation Camp is an integral part of the Transition Programme and is designed to assist students settling into the Secondary School. Students participate and compete in a number of team building games organised by our Year 11 Peer Support students. The Year 7 students also get to know our School Prefects at a disco in the evening and at beach activities the following morning.
- Year 8 Camp – The Year 8 camp takes place in Week 7 (Term 1) at the Serpentine Camping Centre. The four-day camp is a great opportunity for students to grow as a year group and individually. Students take part in a variety of activities during the day such as self-defence, abseiling and hiking. In the evening, activities include a quiz, dancing with the Mucky Duck Bush band and a disco.
- Year 11 Camp – The Year 11 camp sees all the Year 11 students move to Perth for four days following their Semester Two examinations. The students stay in self-contained apartments in the city. Over the four days, the students will take part in team-building activities, visit a number of venues and universities in the city and hear guest speakers. The camp culminates on the last night with a dinner dance cruise on the Swan River.
Outdoor Education Camps
Students who have selected Outdoor Education as an elective course participate in a camp or expedition which includes activities relevant to the skills and knowledge they have learnt through the year. The camping or expedition available to students builds from Year 9 where students participate in a residential camp experience essentially directed by staff to Year 12 where students participate in a completely self-sufficient, self-reliant expedition in a remote, physically challenging environment.
Significant focus is placed on concepts of sustainability, of building self-confidence, self-reliance, resilience, and leadership.
- Year 9 Outdoor Education Camp – Year 9 Outdoor Education students choose between a four-day camp conducted either at Lane Poole Reserve, Nanga, or Geographe Bay, Dunsborough. Activities are undertaken which are specific to the environment of the camp including; canoeing, mountain biking, orienteering, bushwalking, sea kayaking and camp cooking. All students camp in tents and are responsible for their own meal preparation for the duration.
- Year 10 Outdoor Education Camp – Year 10 Outdoor Education students participate in a four-day camp held in various locations in the Blackwood River area. Students camp in tents in one location and are responsible for the provision and preparation of all their meals during the camp. Activities undertaken specific to the environment of the camp including; canoeing, mountain biking, abseiling and climbing, bushwalking, sea kayaking, surfing and camp cooking.
- Year 11 Outdoor Education Camp – Year 11 Outdoor Education students prepare for and participate in, their first five-day expedition experience where they are mobile over the week in a mode of transport of their choosing. Modes of transport can include bushwalking, mountain biking, canoeing, sea kayaking, sailing or a multi-disciplined experience. Increasing emphasis is placed on self-reliance and leadership.
- Year 12 Outdoor Education Camp – Year 12 Outdoor Education is the culmination of the Outdoor Education experience at Frederick Irwin Anglican School. Students prepare for and participate in a five-day bushwalking expedition, in a remote physically challenging location of their choice where they are completely self-sufficient and self-reliant during the week, carrying all their provisions. Locations for these experiences are determined by the students and have included Kalbarri National Park (between Nature’s Window and the Ross Graham Lookout), the Stirling Ranges ‘Ridge Walk’ and various sections of the Bibbulmun Track on the south coast. The expedition addresses major outcomes of GT Outdoor Education, Year 12 Outdoor Education.
- Year 10 Dinner Dance – Year 10s enjoy an evening Dinner Dance during Term 2, where they can socialise with students and staff. The dance floor and dinner are always big features of the night!
- Year 12 Ball – During early Term 1, Year 12 students attend the Year 12 Ball. This Ball is a celebration of their achievements throughout their time at Frederick Irwin Anglican School, with students dressed in beautiful ball gowns and suits, while enjoying music on the dance floor and delicious food at the hosting venue.