New year 7’s enjoy Summer School

New year 7’s enjoy Summer School

During the summer of 2023 we welcomed 100 of our new Year 7s to attend a three day Summer School during the summer holidays, in August. 

Students took part in several different activities including baking pizza and sharing a meal on day one and designing, creating and racing rockets & cars on day two. They also enjoyed a fun packed day at Skern Lodge on day three where they were able to take part in several challenging outdoor activities such as High Ropes and Archery.  The three days culminated in a family barbeque at Park School where students and their families were able to share their positive experiences and meet their new-found friends. 

It was a pleasure to see students making new friends and growing in confidence. It was awesome to watch them working together as a team and overcoming some of their fears at Skern Lodge; the “Leap of Faith” was a huge task that many were able to complete using the high ropes at Skern Lodge.

We thank the staff who gave up some of their summer holiday to enable this event to take place. Special thanks goes to our amazing Year 11 prefects who volunteered to support our youngest students and were awesome at encouraging them to get involved and make new friends.  

We hope everyone who took part enjoyed the opportunity of getting to know their new peers, and had a fantastic time -we did!!