Humpybong State School’s vision is:
“Working together to support all students to develop skills, compassion and innovation to navigate their future”.
This vision includes the integration of the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL) six ‘C’s: Character, Communication, Collaboration, Citizenship, Critical Thinking and Creativity, which encompass the Australian Curriculum General Capabilities. One of the specific goals for our students is to develop the six ‘C’s through the provision of opportunities through “Crossing the Bridge into new Experiences”.
One strategy the school has developed is a sequential camping and excursion program. Each term it is our aim to provide students with new and varied real-life opportunities that makes learning relevant and memorable. As students experience learning first-hand for themselves learning will become meaningful and their horizons opened.
Camping experiences provide students with an opportunity to develop the six ‘C’s in an environment away from the four walls of the classroom. It offers opportunities to develop independence, self-reliance, appreciation and resilience. Through a sequential approach over the course of Prep to Year 6 students have opportunities to build on their learning at age appropriate stages.
Along with developing the six ‘C’s our camping and excursion programs aim to:
Enhance children’s learning through real experiences.
Increase knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the local area and other areas.
Develop skills in observation, recording, reporting and problem solving.
Develop confidence, independence and a sense of adventure and responsibility, awareness of safety of self and others and tolerance.
Develop socially in environments away from home/school.
Promote positive interactions with others (students, parents and teachers).
Develop team building, leadership and group membership skills.