Nowra Hill PS Camping Experience 70


Lori, Toni and Stuart would like to congratulate Nowra Hill PS students Years 4, 5 and 6 for their outstanding behaviour throughout their recent three day camp. The teachers and parents should be very proud of the students for their co-operation with one another and living up to the high expectations of their teachers by applying themselves to all of the activities. Activities included fishing for crabs and nippers in Minnamurra River, team building and problem solving through initiative activities, circus skills, Science investigation of nest predation, canoeing and kayaking, slacklining, building shelters and exploring the rainforest. Students, teachers and parents are encouraged to use this blog to post their comments about the camp. Well done Nowra Hill PPs. We hope you enjoy the photos. 20130408-074129.jpg 20130408-074220.jpg 20130408-074245.jpg 20130408-074310.jpg 20130408-074337.jpg 20130408-074359.jpg 20130408-074426.jpg 20130408-074437.jpg 20130408-074450.jpg 20130408-074507.jpg 20130408-074522.jpg 20130408-074539.jpg 20130408-074554.jpg 20130408-074621.jpg 20130408-074635.jpg 20130408-074653.jpg 20130408-074704.jpg 20130408-074727.jpg 20130408-074741.jpg 20130408-074756.jpg 20130408-074811.jpg 20130408-074843.jpg 20130408-074858.jpg 20130408-074907.jpg 20130408-074925.jpg 20130408-074951.jpg

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    • ieecstaff

      Hi Jess

      I’m going really well after a restful weekend.

      We’re pleased you enjoyed the canoeing.

      We’ve mailed your camp journals to school so you should have these by Thursday. It was a pity the rain did not give us the opportunity to gather useful information about nest predation. Maybe you and the rest of the class could set this experiment up for yourselves around school or home and let me know how you go.

      Make sure you thank your teachers for organising the camp.

      Kind regards

      Stuart DeLandre

  • Max Vucic

    Greetings Stuart, Today we showed the Year 4-6 children the IEEC website and where they can enter their blog comment. It has taken me a while to work out that I needed to get a Facebook account in order to add a comment so I hope this works. By the way thanks for all your (and Toni & Lori’s) hard work in keeping our students busy and interested with all those great activities. The initiative activities particularly interested me as the interactions between students was great to observe especially once you take them out of those ‘four walls’ at school. Please keep doing what you’re doing because it is truly fantastic. I will be getting each of my Year 4/5 children to post a comment via my Facebook account.
    See you again next term perhaps in Kangaroo Valley.
    Max Vucic (Nowra Hill PS)

    • ieecstaff

      Hi Max

      Thank you for your kind words. It is truly our pleasure to be of service.

      If you check out our website under Leadership I have compiled level 1 and level 2 Initiative Activities that you can set up at school for the students to practice team work through problem solving.

      Looking forward to reading the students’ posts and catching up with you and your students at Kangaroo Valley PS for the Shoalhaven Small Schools Leadership program.

      Re the posting comments did you try leaving a post at the bottom of the blog? If this isn’t working I will need to rectify this as soon as possible.

      Have a great week.

      Kind regards

      Stuart

  • Tanya Goodwin

    Hi Stuart

    I enjoyed all the fun stuff we did at camp and I had a lot of fun. On the weekend I was very worn out. The thing I loved the most was kayaking and canoeing. Thanks for making my first camp fun!
    Isabel

    • ieecstaff

      Wow Isobel

      Your first camp was such a wonderful event! It was wonderful because the students of Nowra Hill PS lived up to the high expectations of their teachers. All of you were so good at cooperating and knew how to have fun learning.

      I was very tired after the canoeing and trying to keep up with the students. They learnt how to paddle very quickly much to my amazement, especially the Year 4 students.

      Kind regards

      Stuart DeLandre

  • Max Vucic

    Hi Stuart,
    Camp was boss and the best one yet.
    I enjoyed kayaking and canoeing the most.
    The cabins were great and all the activities were fun.
    Yours sincerely
    Ryan:-}

    • ieecstaff

      Hi Ryan

      I agree with you, its hard to beat a perfect early morning paddle on Minnamurra River when the water is like a mirror.

      I let the management at Killalea State Park know that you rated the cabins highly.

      All the best

      Stuart DeLandre

  • Max Vucic

    HI STUART,
    Again I’d just like to say that camp was the best camp and only camp I’ve ever been on.Despiethe rain it was AWESOME.Id come back any time.had sooo much fun.
    Yours sincerly Jess 🙂

    • ieecstaff

      Hi Billy

      Yes, I agree with you that in spite of the rain we managed to do all of the great activities we had planned. As for the canoeing I was just thinking how amazing it was that no one tipped a canoe over. This must have been because everyone listened carefully to instructions. Nowra Hill PS are always welcome at the IEEC.

      Well done!

      Stuart DeLandre

  • Max Vucic

    Hi Stuart,
    On day one we got to see our rooms and I had three people in mine.We did some activities and
    some of the activities were the snake and the leg on leg.

    On day two we did circus tricks and we also did fishing.We did nest predation and I really enjoyed the camp.Thanks Lori, Toni, and Stuart.
    Yours sincerely,
    Andrew

  • Max Vucic

    Hi Stuart!
    Thanks for providing such a lovely time at camp.
    The birds nests were cool but my favourite activity was the kayaking and canoeing!
    The bunks were cool and the food was delicious!
    Thanks again for such a lovely camp(Best one yet!)
    Caitlin 🙂

    • ieecstaff

      Hi Caitlin

      It sounds as if canoeing and kayaking were the favourite activities.

      As for the delicious food you have your teachers to thank!

      Kind regards

      Stuart DeLandre

  • Max Vucic

    Hi Stuart
    I really loved Killalea Camp. It was really fun. I wish I can come back another day. Firstly, we saw are accomodation and I loved it. Then we got put into groups and we started the Initative Activitives. We did some Interviews which were fun. Later I loved making the nests. It was super dooper fun. I especially liked making the eggs and putting them in to the grassy areas or the trees. I found the circus tricks fun and making the juggling balls was great. On friday I especially liked canoeing and kayaking-it was fun.
    Yours sincerely,
    Charley Shipton.

    • ieecstaff

      Hi Charley

      Learning and having fun at the same time sounds like a great recipe for more learning.

      Thank you for your positive comments.

      All the best

      Stuart DeLandre

  • Max Vucic

    Hi Stuart,

    I really liked Killalea Camp. My favourite activity was the rain forest walk, canoeing,kayaking and the bird concert. I liked how you could hear lots of birds . The Accomodation was great.

    Your sincerely,
    Luke Selby

    • ieecstaff

      Hi Luke

      Yes the concert was quite captivating it reminded me of being in the Amazonian rainforest.

      I will let the park manager know you thought the accommodation was great.

      Regards

      Stuart DeLandre

  • Max Vucic

    Hi Stuart,
    It was really fun at Killalea. My favourite thing was the water activties. I liked making the bird nests. It was the best camp I’ve ever been on.

    Your sincerely,

    Bella.

  • Max Vucic

    Dear Stuart
    Camp was great fun .The staff worked so hard to help us. I hope we can go back some time.
    Also the best thing was kayaking and canoeing .
    Yours sincerely,
    Nayana

    • ieecstaff

      Hi Cooper

      Thanks for choosing the IEEC for your first camp. I’m so glad you enjoyed the experience and hope you get to go on many more camps in the future.

      Regards

      Stuart

  • Max Vucic

    Hi Stuart,
    The camp was really fun.The walks was INCREDIBLE!.The nipper and crab fishing was AWESOME!. The Canoeing was the BEST!. It was the BEST CAMP EVER!
    Yours Sincerely,
    Hayley K

  • Max Vucic

    Hellooow Stuart,
    I would like to thank you,Lori and Toni for making it the best camp EVER (even though it is only my first camp!).I had SO much fun making the hoochies and working together with Nayana and Izzy.I would so LOVE to take my family and go camping!
    Hope to see you soon
    YASMIN!!!

  • Max Vucic

    Hi stuart , lori and Toni
    I just wanted to say it was the best camp ever and i had so mach fun over the 3 days. Even if it is only my first camp. I lOVED GOING FISHING . It was a awsome camp .
    from tarni

  • Max Vucic

    Hi Stuart , Lori and Toni
    Just wanted to say that it was a fun camp and I had fun doing all the initiative activities .
    My favourite activity was Everybody Up . Also making science experiments was extremely fun .
    Listening to the animal concert in the rain forest , making hoochies , going to the IEEC place and
    watching slack line and devil stick videos they were cool . I have more exciting things yo tell but it will go on for ages . I wish camp went on for 15 years because it was so fun . Talk to you soon Louise 🙂

  • Max Vucic

    Hi Stuart,
    This has been the bes camp I’ve ever been to.My favourite activity was slacklining.I wanted to do Canoeing but I wasn’t there on day three.Happy Holidays!!!
    Summer!

  • Max Vucic

    Dear Mr DeLandre,

    Camp was fun I enjoyed the most was the friendly staff.Slacklining,bike riding,canoing,fishing using the baiters and making huchies they were the best.I loved the wonderful scenery in the rainforest,in the kiosk and down on the river your office is the best.Thank you Stuart,Lori and toni

    Your sincerly Eric Osborne
    student of N.H.P.S 😀

  • Max Vucic

    Dear Sturart DeLandre

    We had an awesome time at camp my favourite was the circus skills and mountain bike riding. I was very happy with my second camp with school. I liked the long hikes and the view was beautiful. You, Lori and Toni were very amazing staff.

    Yours sincerely
    Aidan (NHPS)

    • ieecstaff

      Hi Aiden

      You’ve inspired me to think about combining mountain bike riding and circus skills in one activity. We could possibly look at getting some unicycles.

      Stuart DeLandre

  • Max Vucic

    Dear Stuart
    I had a wonderful time at camp on Wednesday,Thursday and Friday. I extremely loved the canoeing/kayaking and the scenery was very peaceful and thankyou Lori,Toni and Stuart, Yours sincerely: Bradley ;]

    • ieecstaff

      Hi Bradley

      Yes, I agree with you in that Killalea is a stunning location and very relaxing.

      I really do have trouble thinking where I could go for holidays that would be more relaxing.

      Stuart DeLandre

  • Max Vucic

    Dear Mr Delandre

    I had a great time at camp.I loved all the activities but my three favourite were slacklining,canoeing/kayaking and pumping for nippers in the river.I thank you,lori and toni for all your efforts in organising the activities.

    Thankyou.

    Cooper harris N.H.P.S student.

  • Max Vucic

    Dear Stuart

    I really enjoyed camp and would like to say thank you.i really enjoyed the activities but my favourate was mountain bike riding.Hope you enjoy all of our comments and have a nice day.

    From Thomas Dawson (N.H.P.S Student) 🙂

  • Max Vucic

    Dear Stuart

    I loved my time at killalea. It was fun. Iliked kayaking the best as well as nippering.
    Thanks for organizing this and the great activities.
    Thank you. Harry Payne Student N.H.P.S

  • Max Vucic

    Dear Stuart, Toni and Lorri,
    I had so much fun last week at camp!
    My favourite activity was canoeing and kiyaking.
    Slack lining was also really fun!
    I hope to see you soon Emily Michell (N.H.P.S).

  • Max Vucic

    Dear Mr DeLandre,Toni and Lori,
    I had a wonderful and fascinating time at Killelea State Park and Camp. I liked making the birds’ nests, the bike riding, the slack-lining etc. I hope you liked having us as much as we liked being there. I was sad to leave in the end, but when I got home, I told my parents about my great time there.This camp was amazing! Thankyou.
    Mikaela Sims, Nowra Hill Public School student.

  • Max Vucic

    Dear stuart,
    I had a wonderful time at camp and can’t wait to come back for the 2nd leadership day. My favourite bits were biking, slacklining and hoochie making. I also enjoyed kayaking/conoeing, nippering & circus acts.
    Thank you Stuart, Lori &Toni.
    yours sincerly, Spencer Lange.

  • Max Vucic

    Dear Stuart Toni and Lorri
    I had an awesome time at Killalea state park. my favourite inititave activity was all aboard. It was tricky at first but then we all finally got on. I also liked slacklining canoeing/kayaking and circus tricks it was so much fun.
    thank you Stuart Toni and Lorri
    yours sincerly Amy selby (N.H.P.S.)

  • Max Vucic

    Dear Mr DeLandre,Lori and Toni,
    The camp was so much fun I loved cannoing kiyaking and slicklining. We could see that you and Toni and Lori put alot of effort into it. It was sad when we didn’t get to see if the nests were ready but I don’t think any preditors came. Anyway the camp awsome besides the weather. Thanks for the wonderful time!!!!
    Yours sincerely Kasey Smyth.(N.H.P.S)

  • Max Vucic

    To Mr Delandre,Toni and Lori,
    Thank you very much for camp. You,Tony and Lori were very good hosts,very kind and entertaining. My favourite activities were the kayaking and the bike riding. I will certainly remember this camp in the future.
    Thank you,
    sincerely Alice lauder. (N.H.P.S)

  • Max Vucic

    dear stuart,
    our time at killalea state park was amazing thankes to you toni and lorie. i enjoyed all of the activities,my favorite was kyaking. I will never forget the wonderful times we had thank you,can’t wait to see you again at kangaroo valley.
    yours sincerly chantelle downey(N.H.P.S student)

  • Max Vucic

    Dear Stuart,
    Camp was so much fun.
    There were so many different activities.
    The veiws were amazing, i was able to take wonderful photo.
    I would just like to thank you Lori and Toni for your hard effort that payed of and made our days enjoyable thankyou.

    yours sincerly India Patmore (NHPS)

  • Max Vucic

    Dear Stuart,
    the camp was the best ever! If i had a chose of a million $1 000 000 or killalea camp i would pick camp i wouldn’t think twice about it.my favorite activity was canoeing.
    Thankyou Stuart, Lori, Toni and other staff for making NHPS have the best camp EVER!

    yous sincerly Isabella Fatimawoods (NHPS)

  • Max Vucic

    Hi Stuart!!
    I would just like to say thanks for an awesome camp.
    I loved all the activeities and games you Lori and Toni orginised. My favorite activeities were kayaking and slaklining. I wish to come again soon!!
    Kind regards Tahlia Baumannn (Student at N.H.P.S)

  • Max Vucic

    Dear Mr De Londre,
    I would just like to say thankyou very much for all your efforts in making years 4, 5 and 6have the best 3 day camp ever!!! I thought I might just add my favourite things were canoeing/ kayaking and slacking. So again thankyou very much and I hope to come again.
    Kind regards Hannah Urquhart. [ Student at N.H.P.S.] 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Max Vucic

    Dear Stuart,
    I would like to say thank you for that wonderful camp. My favourite activity at camp was slacklining. I also liked making hoochies.
    from Braedyn (N.H.P.S) 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  • Max Vucic

    Dear stuart,
    I had a great time. I liked
    making the birds nests except every time we made new eggs it rained.I also liked slack lining, mountain biking and canoeing. I didn’t get to go kyaking i wanted to go on the double kyak
    yours cincerily katrina:p:}:P:}

  • Max Vucic

    Dear Stuart,
    I had a lot of fun at Killalea State Park for 3 days. I just want to say thanks for your amazing effort.Toni ,Lorry and yourself kept us all entertained, busy and happy.
    Kind Regards, Abbey Francis ( Student of N.H.P.S.) 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Max Vucic

    Hello Stuart,
    I would just like to thank you and your staff for your time and effort you put into our camp 🙂 My mum was amazed when i told her all the amazing things we did on camp:) My favourite was mountain biking.
    Hope we can do it again some time:)
    Kindest Regards,
    Violet Mackenzie [ Stundent at N.H.P.S]
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Max Vucic

    Dear: Mr de laudre

    The camp was the best camp so far by a long shot. My favourite activites were canoeing, slacklining and the devil sticks what an experince. How is it possible for those world champions to do those tricks. The food was great and the staff were so helpful with the activites like Tony, LOri and stuart.
    From Tristan Sullivan( student at N.H.P.S)