Monday tasks

Task 1: Interview a friend (20 mins)

Write down 5 OPEN questions about camp that you will use to interview someone. Do not use closed questions like ‘did you have fun?’ They’re boring! Interview someone who was not in your cabin or activity group and share something they tell you with the grade, then swap over. (If you did not attend camp you can still interview people who did attend).


Task 2: Camp hands (60 mins)

Trace your hand on a piece of paper and stick it onto an A3 sheet (coloured paper can be used if you would like). Write your favourite activities on each finger then write and draw about them around the outside. Ensure your work is of a high standard as this will be displayed in the corridor! 🙂 Detail and reasons for your opinions are expected. (Non campers may complete the same task about their week).


Task 3: Code a camp scene! (100 mins)

Here’s where the real fun begins! Code/animate a scene from camp.  This can be something memorable, exciting, terrifying, funny… anything you like! You can use any program that you wish and challenge yourself! Ask people for tips if you are unsure or want to learn a new skill. These will be shared in the grade so make sure to plan your scene carefully and think about any others who may be involved in your animation. You will need to check with them that they are happy to be in your animation. Have fun and be creative! (Non campers may complete the same task about their week).


Task 4: Design your own camp! (90 mins)

Use your maths grid book to design your very own Grade 6 camp. You will need to draw your camp in pencil and decide on how big it will be/what it will look like from a bird’s eye view.

  • What will be the total area of land you will need?
  • How much fencing is required to enclose your camp?
  • How much will the fencing cost altogether? You can choose from 3 different fence types. Below are the fences with their cost PER METRE.
    $17.99 per metre when purchasing the first 10 panels. The price of any extras are only $10.95
    $99 per metre
    $33.50 per metre when purchasing the first 10 panels. The price of any extras are only $29.95

    – How much will it cost to purchase enough beds for your camp? (This will depend on how many rooms you have got and how large they are).

    $120 each
    $299.99 each OR $399.99 for two

    $1045.95 OR $4999.89 for five beds
  • Now you can choose your activities e.g. flying fox. How much will each one cost you? (This is your opportunity to challenge yourself with your choice of pricing for each piece of equipment).
  • How much have you spent altogether building your camp?
  • How many students will need to come to your camp for you to earn back what you have spent on building it? The student prices are below, select your challenge (*, ** or ***).
  • *$250 per student
  • ** $317.70 per student
  • *** $445.75 per student for a group of 10 or less people. $399.87 per student for a group between 11 and 20 people. $280.65 per student for a group larger than 20 people.

Please show me your THINKING! That’s the best part of all your work!




Grade 6 camp – Coonawarra Farm Resort, Stratford

Monday 20th March – Friday 24th March, 2017


Final information and arrangement details


Wednesday March 14th 2017


The following information is provided to ensure that all children are fully prepared for school camp. Please check all details and ensure that all areas have been attended to prior to camp. If you require any clarification please contact your child’s teacher.


Departure arrangements:

Time:              Children must be at school by 7.40 am on Monday morning.

Luggage:        Place all luggage next to the buses. Buses will be parked in the staff carpark.

Classrooms:   Children must assemble at their classroom at 7.45 am. Children should go to the toilet before this time.

Parking:         Parents are reminded that there are more than 100 children leaving for camp on Monday morning – parking will be difficult and you may have to walk some distance to the school. Parents are reminded to factor this into their plans on this morning.



All medication must be registered on Monday morning – no medication is to be packed in luggage.

Labelling:      All medication must be in the zip-lock bag provided this week. With the information sheet completed.

Registering:   All medication must be handed in to Miss Arney and Mrs Love on Monday morning – they will be in the Chadwick Building corridor. Bring it in your plastic bag with the medication dosage doc.


Lunch / Sweets:

Lunch:                        A packed lunch and playlunch is required on Monday. Please wrap all items in disposal packaging.

Sweets/Lollies: Children may bring sweets / lollies – no chocolates or chocolate coated lollies.

No sweets are to be eaten on the bus prior to morning tea on this day.

Drinks:           All children need to have a water bottle with them.



All children should carry a small backpack on Monday morning with their lunch, drink bottle and personal items. This backpack will be used throughout their time at camp on the various walks and activities.


Additional items:

Clipboard:     All children will take their clipboard – from school with them.

Pencils:          All children will need to take a small selection of pens / pencils with them.

Letter:                        All children will send a letter home from camp. Please provide a stamped and addressed envelope for this letter.

Board games: We ask children to bring playing cards or small board games (travel variety) for those quiet times or in the case of bad weather.

Book:              All children need to bring a book to read at camp.

Tennis racquet: Children may bring a tennis racquet for use in free time. No other sporting equipment is required.



Children are not permitted to take mobile phones or cameras to camp.

Children are not permitted to take other entertainment technologies – iPods, iPads, MP3 players etc.

Children are also not permitted to bring money.





DVDS:                        The coaches have DVD players and children are invited to bring a DVD to watch on the trip.

                        All must be rated ‘G’ or ‘PG’.

DVD’s need to be brought to school by Friday March 17th. Please ensure they are clearly named.

CDS:               Any music CDs needed for the ‘Talent Show’ or for the disco must be clearly named and provided to the student’s class teacher.

                        All music must appropriate for this use – no offensive themes.



Thanks to all for their support in preparing children for camp. We are looking forward to a terrific time next week.





Gary Richardson

Grade 6 Team Leader