Extra Curricular

Camps/Excursions/Incursions

At St Mary’s we believe that teaching should engage, inspire and challenge the learner. All students are given the opportunity to engage in a range of experiences that complement classroom units of study. This includes incursions, excursions and camp programs.

Camp Program

The camp program at St Mary’s is scaffolded and commences in Year 2.

Year 2 – Dinner and activities evening at school

Year 3 – School sleepover

Year 4 – One-night stay at Coonawarra Outdoor Adventure Park

Year 5 – Two-night stay at Sovereign Hill

Year 6- Three-night stay in Canberra

Home Learning

As part of a comprehensive and balanced curriculum within our school, Home Learning is seen as one way of supporting and fostering life-long learning and connecting families with the learning of their children.   Therefore, Home Learning should be:

  • appropriate to the student’s skill level and age;
  • purposeful, meaningful and relevant to the curriculum;
  • interesting, challenging and when appropriate open ended;
  • reviewed by teachers with feedback and support provided; and
  • balanced with a range of recreational, family and cultural activities.