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Camps and excursions

School Camps

School camps form an important part of the school calendar at Ubobo State School. Each year, the school embarks on a camp which sees all students from Prep to Year 6 invited, along with all staff. The camp is seen as a great chance at new learning and an important chance for staff to bond with students and forge greater teacher-student relationships.

Typically, the cost of camp is heavily subsidised by the P&C, school, and the student’s Project Club, to leave a small contribution from parents.

Locations for and length of Ubobo State School camps vary from year to year depending on the cohort of students at the time and funding available to support camps. Camps generally range from two days to five days.

Recent Ubobo State School camps have been:

2017 - Brisbane Camp

A brilliant school camp to experience Brisbane. Students experienced the many forms of travel available that were previously foreign – bus, rail, city cat, hop on-hop off bus transportation. The camp featured a strong cultural aspect with tours of City Hall and Clock Tower, Suncorp Stadium, Parliament House, Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, State Library, Southbank, GOMA, Queensland Museum, Sciencentre, and Griffith University. Students were also fortunate enough to meet with a City Councillor and our State Member. Activities also included; ten pin bowling, trampolining, laser tag, ice skating, Mt Coot-tha night visit, Cold Rock Ice-Creamery, and swimming at Southbank. The camp was catered by staff.

Duration:             5 days

Cost per student: $100

2016 - Currimundi Camp

An excellent school camp at the Sunshine Coast Active Recreation Centre. This camp was held exclusively at the centre, with a theme of ‘teamwork’. Students pushed themselves individually in different activities and learnt to work as a team for greater results. Many new skills were learnt from a wide variety of physical activities including; archery, beach games, canoeing, catapult building, circus skills, body boarding, caving, low ropes, team challenges, and rock climbing. Other activities included a physical games night, a movie night, and a talent show put on by the students. The camp was catered by the centre.

Duration:             4 days

Cost per student: $100

2015 - ‘In Our Own Backyard’ Camp

A fantastic local camp to experience all that the Boyne Valley can offer, basing ourselves at the Boyne Valley Community Discovery Centre. Students learnt about many of the different businesses in the area and were fortunate to have tours of the Velvet Waters Dairy Farm, Hyblah Hay Farm, and Builyan Sawmill, as well as the Cluden Wildlife and Rehabilitation Centre. Students enjoyed a trip to Harmony Farm for horse-riding, Lake Awoonga for canoeing, a cooking class with Deception Creek Catering, and team challenges at the Discovery Centre. The camp also included campfire games, a movie night, and Ubobo’s Got Talent. The camp was catered by Deception Creek Catering.

Duration:             3 days

Cost per student: $0

Excursions

Clustered school events form a major part of excursions at Ubobo State School, as we join forces particularly with Builyan State School and Nagoorin State School for different days. Beyond the Boyne Valley cluster of schools, clustering occurs with the likes of Bororen State School and Miriam Vale State School as needs arise.

Ubobo State School is always looking for opportunities to enrich the learning of our students, and to give opportunities where they otherwise wouldn’t exist in our rural setting.​​