School Residentials | The Ela Murray International School

The Ela Murray International School

School Residentials

Different residential camps are offered to different aged students. All trips involve an extensive risk assessment prior to departure and are supervised by staff usually in excess of required ratios.Through these experiences, they will:-

  • develop leadership, teamwork and entrepreneurial skills;
  • become global citizens;
  • develop cultural awareness, empathy and a sense of social justice;
  • learn to live with a great zest and a love of life;
  • develop new ways of understanding themselves and the world around them;
  • explore and develop their passions and talents in a range of areas;
  • learn the value of commitment, hard work and determination in succeeding in life.

Grade3/4


Students are given the opportunity to attend an overnight excursion to Sogeri, Kokoda Trail Hotel, each year. This trip usually operates in Term 1.

Grade5/6


Students are given the opportunity to attend a 4-5 day residential to Tufi and Rabaul.
The Tufi trip is an outdoor education programme involving activities such as kayaking, bushwalking and snorkelling. There are also opportunities to interact with the local community and experience a range of traditional experiences. This trip happens in even years, generally in Term 4.

The Rabaul residential links to the Level 4 inquiry unit on natural disasters. Students are able to visit Rabaul observatory and see firsthand the effects of the major 1994 volcanic eruption. This trip happens in odd years, generally in Term 3.

Grade7/8


Students are offered a week long excursion to various locations within the region. This may be offered trips to Tufi, Cairns, Brisbane for example. These residential will be either curriculum focused or outdoor education focused.