Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation
MONDAY 3 FEBRUARY TO WEDNESDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2020
Each year Pymble Ladies’ College aims to provide every girl with a range of experiences that will challenge them and enhance their academic, physical, social and emotional development. These experiences are developed through the academic courses, co-curricular activities including sport, performing arts and community service, and the Wellbeing program. The Year 11 Leadership and Learning Camp is designed to assist the girls in further developing the skills they will need for their final two years at school. Attendance at the camp is a compulsory component of the Year 11 program.
The Year 11 Leadership and Learning Camp is a three day residential camp to be held at the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation, Wakehurst Parkway, North Narrabeen from Monday 3 February until Wednesday 5 February. The Camp will focus on developing your daughter’s academic and personal potential. Key areas will focus on fostering connections across the year group and with Senior School staff, academic motivation and goal setting, leadership and responsibility, and maintaining a healthy balance. The students will be involved in a diverse range of activities including presentations and skill and team building activities.
More Information about the Year 11 Leadership and Learning Camp
There are many changes involved in moving from Year 10 into Year 11. These final years of school mark the transition between the years of formal schooling and entry into the workforce and/or tertiary study. During this time, we will be assisting the girls in setting goals, building and developing the skills to effectively manage their learning, and to balance the demands of the various aspects of their lives. It is an exciting time of growth, challenge and reward for the students. It also brings with it a need for greater self-discipline, self-knowledge and responsible, independent decision-making.
Academically, many of the subjects in Years 11 and 12 are more conceptual and have an increased focus on individual research and thus a greater time commitment. Students assume a greater level of responsibility for setting their own goals and planning, balancing and organising their work. The activities and seminars the students will attend during camp are aimed at providing a solid foundation for them ahead of these changes.
Camp will begin on Monday 3 February. Departure will be at 8.00am from Kelso Car Park. All students will need to be at Kelso Pavilion from 7.45am for roll call.
The students will return from camp at approximately 4.00pm on Wednesday 5 February and can be picked up from Kelso Car Park.
The cost of this camp will be fully funded by the College.
If parents need to contact the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation in the event of an emergency, please phone their office on (02) 9454 0222. If you cannot reach the Academy, please contact the Senior School Office (during office hours) on (02) 9497 7871. The emergency contact number of the relevant Pymble staff member for after-hours use will be provided at the start of Term 1.
Please provide consent for your daughter to participate in the camp by Wednesday 11 December.
Please use the below link to provide the camp provider with your daughter’s relevant medical information and dietary requirements. To complete this form, you will need the following:
Booking number: 564425
Venue: Sydney Academy of Sport & Recreation
Start date: 3 February 2020
This information is required by Friday 17 January. In the event that your daughter suffers from anaphylaxis or asthma, a copy of the management plan prepared by her doctor will need to be supplied prior to the start of camp.
Please read the gear list carefully and be sure to equip your daughter with the essential items. In particular:
- Pillow case and two flat sheets (single; blankets and doonas will be provided)
- One bath towel and one beach towel
- Toiletries (including soap), insect repellent and any medical needs
- Suitable clothing for camp including for physical and water activities (no singlets, sleeveless or midriff tops)
- Wet weather gear
- Plastic bags for dirty or wet clothes
- One-piece swimming costume (no bikinis) and rash vest
- Two pairs of running shoes (one pair suitable for water activities)
- Sun hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
- Water bottle
- Pen and paper (essential for the study skills session)
- Day backpack
Your daughter may bring her phone but she must take responsibility for its safekeeping. We would ask that she does not bring or wear any jewellery.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions about the Year 11 Leadership and Learning Camp. We hope this program will be an enjoyable, challenging and fulfilling experience and one which will hold special memories for the girls.
Mrs Nikki Wyse
Head of Senior School