Dallarnil State School Camp at Luther Heights, Coolum.
Dallarnil State School Camp at Luther Heights, Coolum. Contributed

Camp a highlight for Dallarnil students

STUDENTS at Dallarnil State School have recently returned from their school camp to Luther Heights Youth Camp at Coolum Beach - a trip that is made once every two years.

Principal Andrea Kelly said the students took part in plenty of challenging activities during the four-day excursion including the flying fox, rope courses, trust-based activities as well as teamwork and beach games.

"We've had a great year - it's school camp year!” she said.

Ms Kelly said the camp activities were vital as they built characteristics of respect and working together in students of all ages.

"You may not necessarily like the person you're working with but that's a life skill and it's about being able to problem-solve and communicate,” she said.

She said the school's 34 students were divided into two classes of prep-Year 2 and Years 3-6.

"Next year, with the P&C, we're being proactive with grants and we've applied for a grant for a multi-purpose court with a shade cover - it's something that's needed,” Ms Kelly said.

She said the court could be used for "everything” including a shaded area for lunch-time play, basketball, soccer, netball, volleyball, and school parade.

"We'd also have extra tank capacity for water as we could put tanks in the shade,” Ms Kelly said.

She said her school philosophy was that students knew there was a high expectation of them as people and that they worked hard academically and "gave it a go” during physical activities.

"And that they know to be kind to others. I'd like to think that at the end of Year 6 we have contributed to the moulding of these young people in the way that sets them up for life with a good work ethic and that they are kind to others,” Ms Kelly said.

"If you treat people the way you want to be treated then it comes back to you two-fold.”


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