Year 9 Camp!

Despite multiple setbacks and rescheduling, the year 9 camp ran at the beginning of December with much success. 

Students left the busy world of social media and technology behind to spend some time in the picturesque hills and forests around Valley Homestead. 

There they had an action-packed experience including rock-climbing, cycling, vertical challenge, free-fall slide, & dual flying fox.  They learned about bush survival and played games/told stories around the campfire while they roasted marshmallows.  This was all topped off by a disco experience, DJ-ed by our very own students Nathanael, Perla, Toa, and Xavier, which will surely be talked about for years to come as a highlight of the year. 

Despite a brief period where it was uncertain whether the camp activities would run due to rain, the students represented the true Fitzroy spirit and values, encouraging each other and being supportive while actively trying the activities (even the scary ones!). 

In fact, they were so impressive that the camp staff asked me to relay their praise for our students, noting that Fitzroy were the best participants that they’d had all year.  It was an unforgettable experience that the kids will carry with them for years to come.

Campbell Sewell