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Overnight Excursions

Creekside K-9 College has an extensive overnight and one day excursion programs. As students progress through the school, they have the opportunity to participate in various activities at external destinations.

The aims of the overnight excursions program are to:

  • provide sequential opportunities for students to experience activities in a range of outdoor settings that will encourage them to pursue an active and healthy lifestyle
  • provide outdoor opportunities that encourage independence and social interaction
  • reinforce and extend classroom learning
  • further develop social skills such as co-operation, tolerance, communication, individual and group interaction
  • extend students understanding of their physical and cultural environment
  • further develop students problem solving skills
  • provide a program that promotes self-esteem, resourcefulness, independence, leadership and judgement

Year 3 Overnight Excursion – Lady Northcote

Students in Year 3 are given the opportunity to spend 2 nights and 3 days at Lady Northcote in Glenmore, Victoria. Lady Northcote is coordinated by the YMCA. The overnight excursion is directed by the YMCA ‘s principles of respect, responsibility, inclusiveness, caring, honesty and fun. These are applied to every program and the way staff approach everyone attending the overnight excursion.

Students are able to develop their own personal growth, strengthen their connection with the school community and connect with the natural world through various activities at the camp. Some of the activities the students are able to participate in include canoeing, flying fox, the very popular giant swing, cooking and orienteering. During the evening students are able to participate in a Possum Prowl, where they embark on a fascinating journey around the camp to see some of the nocturnal animals living in the area.


Year 5 Overnight Excursion – Phillip Island Adventure Resort

Year 5 students attend The Phillip Island Adventure Resort for three days and two nights. The camp facilitates a positive community experience for students while at the same time, provides an opportunity for experiential learning to take place. The camp program is fun-filled, affordable, educational and safe. The program consists of instructor-led outdoor educational nature, adventure and camping activities.

Phillip Island Adventure Resort provides a large range of activities that include: Giant swings, high ropes courses, low ropes courses, initiative courses, flying foxes, canoeing, raft making, archery and an indoor rock climbing wall. Students also participate in activities such as bush walks (flora &fauna), beach walks (rock platforms), sandy surf- beach and Board walks (mangroves).


Year 7 Overnight Excursion – Lake Dewar

In Year 7, students have the opportunity to attend Lake Dewar which is situated in the Myrniong Region. During the three-day overnight excursion, students participate in exciting activities that are designed to challenge them in a safe and welcoming environment. Activities include the duel flying fox; mountain biking; archery; canoeing; raft building and kayaking. It is through the participation of these activities, Lake Dewar aims to build resilient young leaders.

Year 9 Overnight Excursion – Rawson Village

Year 9 students can attend the Rawson Village overnight excursion located in West Gippsland. During the three day overnight excursion, students work in a group setting to complete a variety of activities such as high ropes course, climbing wall and zipline, canoeing, mountain biking and bush walking. Evening activities include a talent show and camp fire. Students find the overnight excursion a rewarding farewell to their teachers and peers as they wrap up their time at Creekside College and prepare to transition to their senior campuses.