Camps

At Rosehill we have an exciting camp program for the students, all of which encourage outdoor pursuits, team building and relationship development.

Year 7 Transition Camp

Rosehill Secondary College engages in a rigorous transition program to ensure a smooth and supportive move from primary to secondary school.  The formation of relationships, establishing trust and a sense of belong is vital to the transition process. The Year 7 Camp is held at Forest Edge, Neerim South, at the foot of the Gippsland Ranges. Forest Edge is located at the end of its own river valley, where farmland meets mountains, cradled by State forest and the Latrobe river. The three-day camp is held during Term 1. Students embrace the opportunity to forge and strengthen vital relationships with their peers and teachers through a range of team building activities. Students are placed in Home Group teams and participate in a wide range of recreational activities and outdoor pursuits such as raft-making, forest walks, river-sleds, high and low ropes, flying fox, indoor high-climbing wall, and archery.

Year 8 Challenge Camp

The Year 8 students attend the YMCA Lady Northcote Recreation Camp, near Bacchus Marsh. The YMCA provides challenging outdoor adventure activity programs led by qualified program instructors, including a giant swing, raft building, canoeing, archery, survivor challenge, flying fox and high ropes. This camp is normally held in Term 2.

Year 9 School for Student Leadership

Students in Year 8 have the opportunity to apply for for places in Rosehill’s Year 9 student team of up to six students for the Department of Education and Early Childhood Education’s School for Student Leadership.  The School for Student Leadership offers Year 9 students a unique residential experience for five to nine weeks. The curriculum focuses on personal development and team learning projects, including outdoor expeditions and adventures.

Year 10 Ski / Snowboard Camp

This is a three-day / two-night Alpine Skiing / Snowboarding Camp at Mt. Buller during August or September when prices are significantly discounted.  Students are accommodated on-mountain at Merrijig Ski Club. This arrangement enables students to partake in three full days of skiing and they have alternative shelter in case of inclement conditions. Ski lessons are provided for all students each day. Participation is restricted to twenty-four students. Year 10 students are given preference. Students from other year levels may apply to fill vacant places.

Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education at Rosehill is run across three year levels.  Year 10 involves the elective of Extreme Sports and Years 11 & 12 VCE has Outdoor and Environmental Studies (OES).

At Year 10 level students are involved in learning the knowledge and skills required to participate safety in the outdoors.  A major focus is investigating the sport of Rockclimbing.  All of the skills and knowledge learnt accumulates into a practical three day Rockclimbing program in the Grampians near Stawell.

Year 11 OES looks at understanding the natural environment and how humans impact nature. The programs the Year 11 students undertake are Bushwalking in the Otways, Skiing in the High Plains, and getting out and about in a water based activity.

Year 12 OES focuses on the past, present and future interactions with the natural environment.  The practical experiences they are involved in are Bushwalking at Wilsons Promontory, Skiing in the High Plains and getting out and about in a single day water based activity.

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