Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends of St Mary’s School,
As you read this newsletter I will be on camp with our senior class. Going on ‘camp’ is always a real
highlight for our school’s year seven and eight class, not because of the huge range of activities that they get to try, but, because of the life skills that they master.
Before camp you will often ask them what they are looking forward to and aften the answer will be: skiing or luging. But when they return they often focus more on what they learned about themselves or others.
That is our school’s philosophy with regards to outdoor education. I have been on a large number of
winter camps and about the same number of summer ones and during that time we have produced no Olympic skier's or kayakers. But we have produced a large number of highly successful young leaders, and one of the highlights that they always remember about their time at St Mary’s, is Camp.
Have a great week,