Beyond Boundaries: Growth Through Adventure and Challenge
“Through consciousness, our minds have the power to change our planet and ourselves. It is time we heed the wisdom of the ancient Indigenous people and channel our consciousness and spirit to tend the garden and not destroy it,” Bruce Lipton
Congratulations to our Year 7 girls who are arriving home tonight after a three day hiking and rock journey adventure in the Cathedral Ranges State Park.
Our girls hiked their way through Taungurung country with everything they needed on their backs. Enjoying the pristine landscape and the stunning views, the girls also developed solid camp craft and leadership skills.
Our girls were very grateful of Aunty Aroua, an Indigenous woman from Taungurung country who shared her local wisdom and knowledge. She shared tales and knowledge of native bush medicines and food.
The girls continually shined, with their ability to demonstrate resilience and respect for one another. Through immersion in the bush, the girls developed their character through experiencing a sense of ownership, adventure, excitement and challenge. The bonds and friendships they developed, and the memories they shared together, will last a lifetime.
Our next upcoming adventures are our suite of Year 10 programs. The girls will select to participate in one of four expeditions on offer: Odyssey – Overland Track, Tasmania – Bushwalking, Paddle Proserpine – Sea Kayaking Whitsundays, Murray River – Canoeing and Horse Riding or Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park/Grampians National Park – Rock climbing and Exploration.
The theme is Reflection and Celebration, providing an opportunity for students to utilise skills and knowledge developed in previous years, to accept the challenge of an extended expedition and for students to reflect on and celebrate their achievements in the School and the Beyond Boundaries program.
A number of opportunities are offered in order to cater for a range of challenge levels, abilities and interests. Also, students will take on an active leadership role in the overall running of their expedition. This level of involvement allows girls to use their expedition to satisfy components of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the Leadership Diploma.
For more information, please contact the Beyond Boundaries Office on 9828 3057.
Have a safe and happy long weekend.
“Taungurung Clans, Traditional Owners of the land on which Cathedral Range State Park now exists, welcome you to our Country. Our ancestors have lived on, and are intrinsically linked to, this land. We openly invite you to share and enjoy this place and to absorb and respect the cultural values of the landscape and all that exists within it.” – Taungurung Clans Aboriginal Corporation