The Year 3/4 camp at Kangaroobie is an adventure camp that promotes many of the features of our South West region and also allows the students to partake in daily farming routines. The Year 3/4 students described their excursion using their senses to write about their experience. “Farm activities were great experiences because everyone got close to animals that they usually don’t get close to. It was really bumpy in the trailer, mud and dirt would splatter up and the cold air would breeze onto your face. It was nerve racking getting way up close to feed the cows. We could smell the strong manure of the cows. They liked eating the scrumptious hay out of our hands. The dogs loved the cows but the cows don’t love them. Then there were the stinky, hairy but cute pigs that some children got close to. Another great memory from Kangaroobie camp.” Matt Bowker explained that the cows, who had just been mated, were part of his breeding stock and that the stew and sausages for dinner were produced from happy animals on healthy land as the students had experienced.
Our Term 3 staff noticeboard challenged students to see how they could 'turn on the TAP' to help achieve curriculum outcomes in their classrooms across our P-12 campus.