Rangeview Primary School Blog


On Monday the 6th of June the year 6 students of Rangeview PS embarked on their epic five-day camp at The Summit.


After eating some lunch and getting settled into their Cabin accommodation the year 6’s made their way to the Lodge where they learnt the Five Key values we like to use to make sure we have the best camp ever!

These Five Key Values were:

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?


Without further ado, after learning the Five Keys of camp we all jumped out into the park! The teams started their camp with an initiative challenge where they got a taste of the teamwork that was going to be required over the next few days. They learnt about the importance of communication, co-operation, and encouragement. Before the teams hit the ground running with their first set of activities they all came up with some very unique team names.

Team names:

  1. Dora the Explorers

  2. Spiky Sea Cucumbers

  3. Three Donald Ducks

  4. Supreme Summit Sausages

  5. Purple Pelicans

  6. Jeffs @ Kmart

One of the keys of camp was “get comfortable being uncomfortable” which is easier said than done, especially on some of the thrilling activities we had in store - so The Summit coaches shared a special strategy, called: target, stretch, super stretch. The aim of this strategy is to break down challenging tasks into three manageable goals in order to achieve our best. The teams put these goals to the test when they started their first two major activities for camp. The first set of activities included: the awe-inspiring Tash’s Ladder, some tactical rounds of Laser Tag, swinging on Victoria’s highest Giant Swing, finding team spirit in Tribe Identity, climbing up trees and balancing on the High Wire, and of course using all of our problem-solving skills in the Bush Challenge.


Two activities in and it was already the end of day one. So many highlights to be had and it hadn’t even been a full day! So many people pushed their comfort zones and conquered things they never thought they could! These moments were able to be acknowledged in a camp tradition called “GMIC” - this involved writing down a shout-out on a sheet of paper of something incredible they saw teammates do, then putting it in a box to have it read out in front of the year level at meal times.


Coach Steph kicked off day two with an epic talk about what it means to set a daily intention, a way of choosing how you want your day to go. Once we were clear on what sort of day we wanted to have (a fun, playing all in, courageous kind of day) we jumped into our activities!


Bush Challenge was a timed course taking us out into the bush to complete a set of mental team challenges! The aim was to complete it the fastest and the results were:

Dora the Explores - 58.24

Spiky Sea Cucumbers - 38.53

Three Donald Ducks - 46.35

Supreme Summit Sausages - 37.52

Purple Pelicans - 54.28

Jeffs @ Kmart 31.42 (congratulations!)


By the end of day two, every team knew what they were made of, having made a colourful and amazing team flag and a catchy team chant! Some of these team chants were:


PURPLE PELICANS:

FEEL THE RYTHM

FEEL THE RIDE

LOOK OUT SUMMIT

ITS PELICAN TIME


JEFF FROM KMART:

JEFFS AT KMART

WE SHOP FOR THE WIN

JEFFS AT KMART

WE PUT THE TEAMWORK IN

JEFFS AT KMART

ALWAYS WITH A GRIN

JEFFS AT KMART

ALL HANDS IN

JEFFS AT KMART

CHAMP-ION!!


SUPREME SUMMIT SAUSAGES:

SIZZLE SIZZLE SIZZLE

LETS COOK 'EM UP

SIZZLE SIZZLE SIZZLE

LETS FRY THE OTHER TEAMS

SIZZLE SIZZLE SIZZLE

SHOOT ELECTRIC BEAMS

SIZZLE SIZZLE SIZZLE

START SOME FIRE FROM THE WIRE

SIZZLE SIZZLE SIZZLE

LETS COOK 'EM UP

3.2.1 TEAMWORK


THREE DONALD DUCKS :

THREE DONALD DUCKS

HEAR US QUACK (QUACK)

THREE DONALD DUCKS

NOTHING HOLDS US BACK (BACK)

THREE DONALD DUCKS

LET'S GIVE IT A CRACK (CRACK)

THREE DONALD DUCKS

QUACK! QUACK! QUACK!


Day two ended with students witnessing the exciting battle of the century when teachers and coaches went head to head in a Laser Tag tournament!


Day three rolled around quicker than we thought. Already it was halfway through camp! The day started off with a talk about our favourite quotes and how we were going to use those to inspire us and others throughout the day, even though it was cold and wet! We ended up making an awesome wall of these quotes, to really motivate us throughout the day.



Day three kickstarted with a whole new set of activities, some a whole lot more challenging than the last! These new activities involved: walking across a bed of nails and holding the Summit’s resident friendly snake Mitch, in Snakes and Nails, leaning back on one of the best views of Gippsland on The Summit Window, and using creativity to compete in the Scavenger Hunt, trusting the team in Trust games and working together to complete another awesome timed team challenge in the Snowy River Challenge!


Similar to Bush Challenge the teams had to compete to complete the Snowy River course in the fastest time they could, but not only did this task test their problem-solving skills but it also tested their teamwork and trust.


The results were:

  1. Dora the Explorers - 26.30

  2. Spiky Sea Cucumbers - 26.48

  3. Three Donald Ducks - 37.22

  4. Supreme Summit Sausages - 18.05

  5. Purple Pelicans - 39.25

  6. Jeffs @ Kmart - 26.22

Tight competition with only SECONDS separating 2nd, 3rd and 4th, however, Supreme Summit Sausages took out the 1st place title with a fantastic time of 18.05!! Congratulations!


Day three ended with lots of mud as students challenged each other, teachers and coaches to a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors, that ended with a supreme mud fight!!


Even though day 4 started off quite chilly, it wasn’t enough to stop the Rangeview year six students as they set an intention about who they wanted to show up as, and how they wanted to support their team. We all decided that instead of letting the rain dampen our spirits, we were going to dance in it and make sure everyone was having a great time. These intentions were put to the test as we began our last set of activities! They were: having all the fun on Inflatable city, flying across the lake on the epic Flying Fox, putting heads together with the Orienteering Challenge, utilizing our goal-setting strategies on Rockwall, on navigating our way through the pitch black with the Cave challenge and using courage on the Leap of Faith.


After lunch on day four, it was time for the much anticipated Monster Course! This was a timed team challenge like no other, as it was sprung on the students after the first lap that unlike other challenges here at camp, the Monster Course isn’t about who is the fastest team, but the team who works together the most to come up with the biggest improvement time! Unreal! Every single team showed strength, resilience and teamwork as they braved the second lap to come up with some amazing improvement times.


These mind-blowing improvement times were:

  1. Dora the Explorers - 20.33

  2. Spiky Sea Cucumbers - 25.05

  3. Three Donald Ducks - 21.05

  4. Supreme Summit Sausages - 13.26

  5. Purple Pelicans - 21.35

  6. Jeffs @ Kmart - 20.08

Such phenomenal improvement times all around! Congratulations to all students!


Before we knew it the final day of camp was upon us! For the final morning we started it off by reflecting on everything that we are grateful for, and what we are super excited to go home to. We learnt that by not only setting an intention but also thinking about something we are grateful for, we could set ourselves up for success every day.


After playing an awesome game of “Rock, Paper, Scissors, Chant!” The teachers wanted to acknowledge some students who they had thought did an outstanding job over camp, so some special shoutouts were given out to: Millie, Indi, Mikalya, Anika, Will, Javen, Fiona, Al and Jamie.


Even though everyone was exhausted, the adventures and fun did don’t stop as we finished off our last two activities of camp. To wrap up camp every group got the chance to share some highlights and challenges that they had conquered. The students also got to vote on their very own values winner from each group who they had decided really showed the five keys of camp. These student-voted values were: Mikala, Amelia K, Al, Indi, Javen and Sally. As a special well done to all of these students, The Summit rewarded them with a ride in the very special Summit army tank!

From all of the coaches here at The Summit we wanted to say a massive thank you to all the students and teachers of Rangeview Primary School for another absolutely fantastic five days filled with laughter, mud, dances, courage, respect and resilience!


All the best to the rest of 2022!