Published on: 23 April 2024

Our first group of Year 8 students together with their counterparts from St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls are on the unforgettable adventure of Cape to Cave Camp. The unique outdoor education experience sees students from both schools connecting through shared experiences in nature.

With Leeuwin-Naturalist National Park serving as a base, the students spent five days hiking a part of the Cape to Cape, setting up tents for camping, cooking their own meals on a trangia, packing bags, and navigating the area. In addition to honing these essential camping skills, they dove into a range of exciting activities. On the itinerary was abseiling, and an afternoon caving at Giants Cave, offering students insights into Western Australia’s geological heritage. Cultural sessions facilitated by local guides enriched their understanding of Aboriginal culture and custodianship of the region.

The immersive experience of the Cape to Cave camp seamlessly integrates with our existing outdoor education curriculum, offering physical, social, and cultural activities, all geared towards fostering confidence and environmental appreciation. Cape to Cave equips students with practical skills that will empower them to become resilience, resourceful individuals, while fostering teamwork, promoting personal developing and relationships with girls. The second of the three groups will depart on Sunday 28 April.