03 November, 2023

Exploring Beyond the Classroom Unforgettable Secondary Residential Trips for Years 7 to 12

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Embarking on exciting residential trips, students from Years 7 to 12 have been engaging in a wide range of activities, creating unforgettable memories along the way.
These residential trips have allowed students from Years 7 to 12 to step out of their comfort zones, develop new skills, and forge lifelong friendships. Through these diverse experiences, they have grown not only academically but also personally, becoming well-rounded individuals ready to make a positive impact in the world. Let's look at what our students have done so far on their journeys and enjoy a collection of photos from this week's trips. 
Year 7

Year 7 ventured to Mai Chau, where they immersed themselves in the local culture, explored the breathtaking landscapes, and participated in team-building activities that fostered strong bonds among classmates. They've launched themselves into numerous new experiences with determination and open-mindedness. Our students went trekking, danced with the local community in Mai Chau, rock climbed, and went for a scavenger hunt across the village. These are just a few of the many activities in which students have engaged in! A highlight was the night walk through a rice field where Year 7s could gaze up at the stars and enjoy the serenity and tranquilly of nature. Our students also engaged in an exciting talent show performance, which the children have been working on for several weeks!

Year 8

In Year 8, students set foot on Cat Ba island, where they embraced the sun, sand, and sea. From cycling along scenic trails to conquering rock climbing challenges, they pushed their limits and discovered their adventurous spirits. Our students honed their compass and orienteering skills, fearlessly exploring the countryside and discovering hidden gems along the way. Their engineering and teamwork talents were put to the test in an exhilarating raft building activity that made a big splash! They glided through the sparkling waters in sea kayaking, immersing ourselves in the beauty of the sea.

Year 9

Year 9 chose Sapa as their destination, where they marveled at the stunning terraced rice fields and vibrant hill tribe communities. They boarded the cable car up to Indochina's highest peak and sailed over the peaks of Sapa and through the clouds to be met with an astonishingly clear view of Fansipan's highest peak. After dinner, Year 9s embarked on a captivating night photography tour of Sapa Town. Armed with trusty camera phones, they learned the art of capturing mesmerizing long exposure shots. Some of the students learned how to set up tents, ready for an exciting night of camping and hiking through the enchanting bamboo forest. Meanwhile, others honed their navigational skills for a thrilling hike past a beautiful waterfall.

Year 10

Dalat was the chosen location for Year 10, where students indulged in thrilling outdoor pursuits and explore the city's charming beauty. Our students worked together in teams using a variety of skills. They embarked on a hike using only a map, compass and GPS coordinates. Some got lost along the route, but with some problem solving and teamwork, they successfully arrived at their destination with a smile. They also had to build a raft which required them to put in practice their design and STEM knowledge, to then race it across the lake. We were also impressed by their ability to pitch tents together. Year 10s ended off the evening with a nice BBQ, roasted marshmallows and plating charades around the campfire. They also headed from Bidoup National Park to Da Lat City for some more fun.

Year 11

Year 11 embarked on a remarkable journey to Bai Tu Long Bay, where they delved into marine conservation projects, kayaked through crystal-clear waters, and explored diverse ecosystems. They created shelters from coastal materials, participating in community beach cleanups, and collecting valuable data for their upcoming biology and science lessons. They explored diverse ecosystems, including woodlands, mangroves, and mudflats, all while soaking in the breathtaking island views. Afternoons were dedicated to relaxation, team building, and beachside fun. Paddle-boarding, beach volleyball, football, beach games, and cycling have been the highlights of their island adventures. Evenings have been filled with laughter, as they enjoy board games and karaoke on stage.

Year 12 

Year 12 dedicated their residential trip to a community project in Mai Chau. They actively contributed to the local community through initiatives such as building infrastructure and promoting sustainable practices. Their experiences fostered a sense of empathy, social responsibility, and leadership. 

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