Beyond Boundaries: Growth Through Adventure and Challenge

“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements in life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about” Charles Kinsley

Welcome Back to Term 4!

We have come back to Term 4 with a bang! Our Year 8 girls are returning from the famous Mitchell River Beyond Boundaries program.

Through their journey, the girls experienced memorable, once in a lifetime opportunities, enabling them to build on their confidence, self-esteem, maturity, self-leadership and resilience. The girls also had many opportunities to work together, further develop friendships and explore pristine areas of the Park. Throughout the journey the girls practised mindfulness activities and developed skills on how to notice what is around them. They reflected whilst hiking their way through the serene rainforest gullies and rugged landscapes, and sitting in silence at the place of secret women’s business, the Den of Nargun.

The girls were guided and supported to step out of their comfort zones and learn new skills while consolidating ongoing employability skills such as problem solving, adaptability, self-management, teamwork and communication. These skills are all pertinent to master in order to adapt to the ever changing society and job security of the future.

Congratulations to all the girls for showing independence, resilience and courage.

For more information, please contact the Beyond Boundaries Office on 9828 3057.


Our outdoor education program focuses on the development of 21st Century skills.

What are 21st Century skills?

Learning Skills

  • Critical Thinking
  • Creative Thinking
  • Collaborating
  • Communicating

Life Skills

  • Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Social Skills
  • Productivity
  • Leadership

To hold the jobs of the future, students also need to think deeply about issues, solve problems creatively, work in teams, communicate clearly in many media, learn ever-changing technologies, and deal with a flood of information. The rapid changes in our world require students to be flexible, to take initiative and lead when necessary, and to produce something new and useful. For further information click here.

Ms Casie Chalman Director of Outdoor Education