The Extended SEL Program at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls' School is based on the belief that students benefit from the opportunity to experience dedicated curriculum time to develop personal and group leadership skills.
We hope to foster:
cooperation and communication between peers
feelings of confidence and competence
the desire to master new challenges
Camping Program Years 8 & 9
At St Aidan’s Anglican Girls' School, the purpose of the camping program is to assist students in:
developing an understanding of the complexity and delicate balance within the environment
developing a sense of independence
developing collaborative and co-operative living skills
developing "real life" problem solving skills
interacting with non-familiar natural and man-made environment
meeting the challenge of mastery of new activities
exposure to new and challenging situations
Year 8 Camp - Getting to Know You - The Year 8 camp is held early in Term One and allows all Year 8 students an opportunity to get to know one another.
Students will camp overnight at the Kindilan Outdoor Education Centre, cook on trangia stoves and participate in an evening spotlight walk.
Activities during the day will include; canoeing/kayaking, swing by Choice, Initiatives and Environmental Activities. All groups will meet for lunch, morning and afternoon tea for the girls to have as much time as possible to meet new friends.
Year 9 Camp - Expedition - The students will participate in an expedition program including a range of physical challenges activities. There will be a strong focus on environmental awareness and sustainable practice. The activities will offer a significant personal challenge to most girls. The program aims to develop decision making, collaborative problem solving, team building and self-confidence.
Year 10, 11 & 12
Year 10 – Conference Program
The Year 10 and 11 conference program and the Year 12 Final Week Program are structured to provide students with knowledge and understanding to support positive views of their personal future. St Aidan’s endeavours to encourage our students to be success orientated, engage in challenge and to expect their personal best. As well as supporting subject selection, SET planning and career guidance the conference programs focus on individual protective factors which build resilience, leadership and life skills.
Year 11 – Leadership Conference
During the last week of the school year, the Year 11 students attend a special conference. This is to enable the group to become cohesive and inspired to lead the school for the following year. All Year 11 students are encouraged to assume their roles with enthusiasm. They are empowered to communicate effectively, problem solve creatively and create a vision for their year as leaders.
Year 12 – Final Week Program
This program is devised by the Year Level Coordinator in consultation with the Dean of Students, Guidance Counsellor and Year 12 students.
The aim of the Final Week Program is to provide our graduating students with information that will see them make successful transitions to life beyond school. Guest speakers and workshops address issues relating to safe driving, rental accommodation, personal safety, drug education, gender issues, and managing finances.