Mornington Secondary College Blog


On Monday the 8th of November we welcomed 180 lovely year 7s with open arms all the way from Mornington Secondary College. We knew as soon as the year 7s walked into the Lodge, the next 3 days were going to be filled with lots of laughter and good times.


It didn’t take long to get the ball rolling. We got all the students together and shared our Five Keys with them. They are as followed:


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


The students were then split off into ten separate groups, camp was started with two rotations with a wide range of challenges designed to test many distinct aspects of the group’s teamwork and courage. These activities ranged from a fun game of Laser Tag to our Leap of Faith. Jumping off a 12-meter platform and reaching for the bar to then dangle upside down, before being released. Talk about the rush of a lifetime. Congratulations to those who caught the bar, expressly in the rain. Well done for playing all in!


Throughout the first day, we got to know the groups very quickly and it did not take long to see the potential for greatness that these students possessed. The first night of camp was finished off with a self-run Trivia by the awesome teaches, we heard a lot of feedback from the students that they enjoyed themselves immensely.


On the first morning of camp, the students were introduced to the idea of setting an intention for the day. All with the intention to help us achieve our goals and be the person we want to be whilst on camp. Once we set our intentions it was back out to the park to enjoy some more magical moments. Some of our other activities pushed the students even more outside their comfort zones, allowing the students to make as many mistakes as possible, this way the students could learn valuable lessons about themselves and each other. These activities included navigating their way through our dark cold Cave with no lights, Flying Fox, Tash’s Ladder, swinging on the largest swing in Victoria, climbing the Rock Wall, working together to get through the Bush Challenge, running around to complete The Summit's greatest Scavenger Hunt and having fun in the Inflatable world.


Once we had completed our activities for the day it was time to truly unleash the students' greatness, it was time to complete our epic Monster Course. This course is designed to help our teams push themselves as hard as they could and to help each other bond more as a group. As the saying goes “you are only as strong as your weakest link”. This challenge is all about teamwork and resilience. After completing not one, but two laps, our teams were well and truly ready for a warm shower and a nice hot dinner in prep for another busy day to follow. We thank you all for playing all in.


  • Group 1 – 11.45

  • Group 2 – 8.33

  • Group 3 – 11.31

  • Group 4 – 13.22

  • Group 5 – 5.00

  • Group 6 – 7.22

  • Group 7 – 7.04

  • Group 8 – 8.43

  • Group 9 – 9.05

  • Group 10 – 5.20


It was great to see every group make such a significant improvement on their first time and we, as a coaching team, were amazed by their efforts.


To start our final morning at The Summit we got the students to think about all the things they had to be grateful for. Sometimes it's easy to get complacent and not be as present and grateful as we can be. As the saying goes “win the morning win the day!” It was epic to have so many students share all the things they had to be thankful for.


After the students completed their last few activates it was time to have some lunch and hop back on the buses. However, before that happened, we had some awesome individuals that need to be recognized. These ten students were picked by their teammates in their last rotation. These students are known as our values winners, they lived by our Five Keys to the fullest, it’s evident they aren’t going to be going home wondering what if. A huge congratulations to the following people:


1. TEX

2. MITCHELL

3. ALICE

4. RYDER

5. SAMANTHA

6. ASH

7. BEN

8. MARKIE

9. LINCOLN

10. HARRY


We hope you enjoy driving in our WW2 ARMY TANK.


The Summit team wish all of you the absolute best for the rest of the year.

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