This year we ran another
successful Melbourne camp. Students from year 6 and above left Djarindjin on Saturday the 19th of August and spent a
week with host families from St Kevin’s and Loretto in Melbourne.
Our students had many wonderful adventures, experiencing life in a major Australian city. Highlights included:
· Melbourne Zoo
· Tour of the MCG
· Catching public transport – trains and trams
· Melbourne Laneways including the famous AC/DC lane
· AFL match – Tigers vs Bulldogs at the MCG
· Fancy restaurants
· Eureka Tower and The Edge experience.
· Of course shopping!
· And many other experiences that individual students had with their own hosts.
With all the fun activities that are arranged, it is easy to forget the valuable life experiences that students gain from programs like the Melbourne camp. They get to be a part of two wonderful schools, St Kevin’s for the boys and Loretto for the girls. This is a fantastic opportunity for CTK students to see what life is like inside a school with over 1000 students! It is a two way learning experience with our students taking pride in explaining to the Melbourne students all about school and the way of life here in Djarindjin Lombadina. Host families play an important part in the success of the camp and we cannot thank them enough. The kindness and generosity they show in welcoming CTK students into their homes and indeed their lives, enrich the experience for everyone. From this camp lasting friendships are made.