Year Level Description
During Term 4, all Year 5 students participate in a four-day Outdoor Education program based at Carey’s permanent Outdoor Education centre, Toonallook. Toonallook is situated on the shores of the Gippsland Lakes, on the Banksia Peninsula and is approximately 300 kilometres from Melbourne.
Students enjoy various activities and are introduced to boating, environmental and bike education. They explore the local area around the Banksia Peninsula and Raymond Island on bikes, discover the Gippsland Lakes from the water in sit-on-top kayaks and visit a local working dairy farm.
Adventure, achievement, accountability, and living and working together in a small community are core components in Outdoor Education at Carey and the Toonallook experience is planned to foster these elements.
As one of the primary aims of Outdoor Education is to develop independence, students are encouraged to organise and pack their own clothing and equipment, with parental supervision. This will assist them on the last day of camp, when they pack their bag before returning home.