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
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
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.