Year 11 Ski Camp

Making a triumphant return to the Macquarie College calendar after a 6 year hiatus was the Year 11 Ski Camp. And what a highlight it was for the lives of the young people we have in this year’s cohort!

Two out of three days in the mountains, we were blessed with blue bird weather and barely a breath of wind. Day three on snow, the students saw snow falling as we arrived in Smiggin Holes and as good as white out conditions above 1800m.

Given the great privilege of organising this trip – as a long time snow obsessor – it is easy for me to say how good this trip was. In 2009, it was the best thing that I experienced as a 17 year old. Here was what some of our students had to say…

Student: “It was a very different experience from every other one I’ve been to which was great…I would definitely return to Perisher with friends”

Student: “…my favourite camp throughout my schooling journey…a memory well cherished and has opened doors and ideas for wanting to return to the snow with family and friends later in life.”

Student: “Learning to snowboard was way harder than I thought…but I loved it!”

Teacher: “The skill progression over three days was significant. Students who struggled to stand up in skis on the first morning were navigating all over the resort by the final afternoon…observing this rapid growth was fantastic!”

On behalf of the teachers, we were so glad to bring this once in a lifetime experience to our students – an experience that cannot be replicated outside of the school context but could shape their social bonds and dictate their future travel plans, cultural experiences and lifelong memories. We know that’s what happened for us!

Mr Matt Lohan
Ski Camp Coordinator