Shelford Girls' Grammar Blog
On Wednesday the 1st of September we welcomed a bunch of incredible year 11, almost year 12 students from Shelford Girls' Grammar. First of all, thank you for making the track down, it was a pleasure to have you. From the very beginning, it was evident that the year 11s were going to be awesome. To kick start camp we got all the year 11's into the Lodge where we presented them with our Five Keys.
These keys 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
At The Summit we believe if you add these Five Keys into your experience here and outside of camp, your journey will be world-class. It was great to see so many of the year 11s adopt these Five Keys. To get camp started we split the year 11s into 4 separate groups.
Camp started with two rotations with a wide range of challenges designed to test many distinct aspects of the groups' teamwork and courage. These activities ranged from a fun game of Laser tag, scurrying up the Rockwall, working together as a team to complete the obstacles at the Snowy River Challenge and completing The Summit's very own Orienteering.
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 Disco where the girls got to dress up in some groovy costumes and dance the night away. We heard a lot of feedback from the students that they enjoyed themselves thoroughly.
On the first morning of camp, the students were introduced to the idea of setting an intention for the day. All with the goal 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 conquer 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 swinging on the biggest swing in Victoria 26 meters in the air, walking over our wobbly Sky Bridge, abseil down the big tower and leaning back from The Summit Window, 18 meters in the air.
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. After the girls had a shower and ate dinner The Summit team put on an epic ballistic Minute to Win It. Congratulations to the Stevies who claimed first place.
Monster improvement times:
2. 7.27. 3rd Place
3. 8.10. 2nd Place
4. 10.20 1st Place
1. 32.17 3rd Place
2. 20.10. 1st Place
4. 30.41 2nd Place
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 of 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 activities, 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 4 students were picked by their teammates in their last rotation. They are known as our values winners, these students 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.
We wish you all the absolute best for the year ahead, enjoy year 12. And remember to HAVE ALL THE FUN! Also, a massive congratulations to all those who received senior rolls. We are enormously proud of you!
From the Summit Team