Exeat Program

The Braemar College Exeat Program is an integral part of our students’ education. The programs take place at various times of the year depending on key objectives, and are sequential in nature.

DSC05112Year 5:

  • Early in the year, students participate in two single day orientation programs off-site, with a focus on team building initiatives.
  • Later in the year, Year 5s undertake a curriculum-based program at Sovereign Hill . Dressed in 19th century-style clothing, and using classrooms and equipment typical of the era, our students enjoy two memorable days in one of our four themed schools as they role-play the lives of goldfields students and come to understand social conditions during the great Victorian Gold Rush.

Year 6:

  • Year 6 students travel to Canberra for a curriculum-based program on Australian government and democracy.

DSC05154Year 7:

  • The Year 7 program has a focus on orientation and team building and takes place early in Term 1. A variety of activities are included in the program. These include horse riding, bushwalking and mini golfing in Daylesford, a city based component and a three day camp at Anglesea.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYear 8:

  • The Year 8 program is based in the Grampians and has an outdoor education focus. Activities include bush walking, rock climbing, abseiling, overnight camping and a cultural centre visit.

Year 9:

  • The Year 9 program is a five day camping trip at the Mitchell and Glenelg Rivers. Activities include canoeing or rafting, and bushwalking.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYear 10:

  • The Year 10 program has an outdoor education focus. Students choose from an array of exciting opportunities that provides opportunity to specialise in: rock climbing at Mt Arapiles; cycling one of Victoria’s Rail Trails; horse riding at Mansfield; or a base camp at Apollo Bay with a variety of outdoor activities including mountain biking and water based sports.
  • An opportunity exists for students in Years 10 and 11 to prepare for the 2015 College Musical as part of their Exeat program. The workshop will include brainstorming, scriptwriting, design and music selection.

Year 11:

  • The Year 11 program is diverse and students select one of the following: Surf Lifesaving Bronze Surf Certificate at Fairhaven Surf Lifesaving Club; completion of a Yachting Federation Australia Level 1 Sailing Certificate at the McCrae Yacht Club; Typo Station where activities include blacksmithing, joinery and carpentry as well as abseiling and community work; an Art based program conducted at Lorne with Mr Anton Hassell as an Artist in Residence; Urban Camp working with the Brotherhood of St Lawrence to learn about underprivileged people and poverty within our society.
  • An opportunity exists for students in Years 10 and 11 to prepare for the 2015 College Musical as part of their Exeat program. The workshop will include brainstorming, scriptwriting, design and music selection.

Year 12:

  • The Year 12 program has three major components: visits to tertiary education providers, the driver education program “Fit to Drive” and a residential program at Philip Island. The residential program allows students the opportunity undertake team building and focussed activities as they enter the final months of their educational journey.
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