Grovedale College Blog



What an incredible experience it was to welcome Grovedale College, thank you for tracking all the way down to Traff East.


On the first day, the students found themselves pushing themselves outside their comfort zones and achieving incredible goals they had set. The students did this with the help of our 5 Keys.

They are:

1. Have Fun

2. Play All In

3. Make Lots of Mistakes

4. Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

5. Don’t Go Home Wondering What-If


A huge congratulations to every student who played all in over the past three days. You all crushed it out there. Over the last three days, the students found themselves conquering fears and expanding their comfort zones.


After a fun-filled afternoon of 2 rotations out in the park, the students found themselves in the lodge eating some delicious chicken schnitzel for dinner and embarking on a self-ran ballistic trivia/ minute to it with the staff of Grovedale, from what we heard the students had a blast.


To start our first morning at The Summit, we set ourselves a morning intention as the saying goes 'win the morning win the day.'. Well done to all the students who set themselves clear goals for their day. To get our bodies moving we played an epic game of Jokies and then got stuck into a full day of activities. These Activities found the students leaping off a 12-meter platform catching a bar and dangling upside down, scurrying around The Summit completing all the Scavenger Hunt points, conquering the highest highs on the tallest swing in Victoria (26 meters), climbing up Tash’s Ladder letting go with both hands and one leg, dodging and weaving around in the laser field, testing the groups' teamwork at the Snowy River Challenge and testing their balance whilst walking over out wobbly Sky Bridge.


What a crazy full-on day, and to top it all off in the afternoon the students also completed not one but two laps of our Monster Course. The first lap was to see how fast the students could finish and the 2nd lap was all about resilience and seeing how well the groups could work together when they were wet, tired, and muddy. Congratulations to every single student who crushed the mud run. You should all be enormously proud of yourselves. Every team improved by 4 minutes or more. That’s very impressive.


After a full-on day, the students had a relaxing night and ate lots of scrumptious spaghetti and garlic bread.


After a good night’s rest, it was time to kick start our last day at The Summit. We started our morning by sharing all the things we had to be grateful for. When you start the morning from a place of joy and gratitude it’s more rewarding thinking of all the things you have and not all the things you don’t have. After playing a game to get out bodies moving it was time to complete one more rotation before gearing up for a 3-hour bus ride home. After the students finished their final activities, they voted for one person in their team who they believe lived by our 5 keys 100% over the last three days of camp.


Congratulations to the lucky winners.

1. Adam

2. Lucas

3. Rahnim

4. Olivia

5. Ben

6. Shayla

7. Sam

You legends crushed it out there. You should be immensely proud of your efforts. These awesome legends got to take a hot lap in our WW2 Army Tank.


To all the year 9 students from Grovedale Secondary, we wish you all the absolute best for the rest of the year.


Thank you for joining us.


GROUP NAMES:

1. Twelve Am

2. Yeanah Mids

3. Green Tanks

4. Dancing Ducks

5. Tarni Toasts

6. Brick Layers

7. Big Bondas


SNOWY RIVER CHALLENGE:

1. 12.59 2nd place

2. 18.19

3. 12.44 1st place

4. 37.17

5. 13.56 3rd place

6. 27.51

7. 16.43


SCAV HUNT:

1. 550 1st place

2. 480

3. 450

4. 440

5. 530 2nd place

6. 470

7. 550 1st place


MONSTER TIMES:

1. 7.59 2nd place

2. 8.49 1st place

3. 4.18

4. 4.00

5. 4.09

6. 7.49 3rd place

7. 6.49

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