Excursions and Camps


Outdoor Education


This course allows students to explore the marine environment, learn about snorkeling/kayaking equipment, and learn how to identify native and introduced marine species. Students will also develop their aquatic confidence through participation in snorkeling and kayaking activities. In the cooler months students will experience a variety of short walks on Mt. Wellington and surrounding areas. Alongside this, students will develop their navigation skills through mapping work and orienteering. They will also cover units in overnight camp preparation. The course culminates with a multi-day camp in either Freycinet or Fortescue National Parks, where all of their skills are put to the test!


Mount Hotham Trip

The Grade 9 and 10 Mt Hotham Skiing and Snowboard Trip has become a fantastic addition to our students education program at NTHS. The trip is a 6 day action packed adventure that will leave all students smiling from ear to ear with exciting stories to tell for years to come. It provides an opportunity for students to engage in controlled risk taking, essential for the development personal well-being and the development of the male adolescent brain.

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World Challenge Trip

The World Challenge Trip provides educational expeditions in the developing world which teach life skills, foster the concept of volunteering and engage students in trekking. It stretches minds and learning outside the boundaries of the classroom. The itinerary fosters team work and leadership skills. Students will explore the vast wilderness of a developing country, volunteer for a week in a community based project and embark on a significant trekking adventure. They will be learning about very different cultures and making a real difference to communities through volunteer work.

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Central Australia Tour

As New Town High’s longest-running trip, the Central Australia Tour is a rite of passage of sorts for senior students. Students fly directly to Uluru then, over the course of the next twelve days, bus up to Darwin. Departure is typically on the last Wednesday of Term Two (July), returning on the second Monday of the school holidays. The group have their own bus, bus driver and cook for the duration of the tour.

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AFL and ADP Melbourne Trip

The Grade 9 and 10 AFL athlete development trip has become an extremely important part of the New Town High School trip calendar. The trip is a 4 day experience where students are exposed to elite AFL training programs and AFL staff whilst watching live games to enhance their understanding of what is required to play AFL at the highest level. The itinerary allows students to develop knowledge of essential aspects of team travel, including strength and conditioning, recovery, hydration, nutrition, sleep patterns and time management skills. The focus of the trip is around education of the AFL player, but there is a strong focus on what it takes to be a good team mate and to have a good time so as to remember the trip for many years to come.


Japan Trip

The Japan Trip is run every two years, providing senior students with an amazing experience which enriches their learning in the most meaningful way, and gives them a real opportunity to develop communication and intercultural understandings that empower them for life in a diverse Australia and a globalised world.

Students are given the fantastic opportunity to see the rich and varied culture intermingled with the modern technology that Japan is so well known for. Some highlights of the trip include a visit to our Sister School in Hyogo, exploring the history of the Peace Park in Hiroshima and Kyoto’s most famous temples, the excitement of Universal Studios in Osaka, shopping in the busy districts of Tokyo and the wonder of seeing the deer roaming freely through the streets of Nara.

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Peer Support Camp

A key component of New Town High’s Peer Support Program is the conducting of the annual Peer Support Camps, held at ‘Orana’ on Roches Beach in Lauderdale.
Four camps are held each year, with two Grade Seven Home Groups, and approximately sixteen Grade Ten Peer Support Leaders and seven teachers attending each camp. Traditionally held in March, Peer Support Camps run for three days and two nights each.
The camps provide an intensive period of time in which students are able to strengthen existing bonds, as well as form new relationships and connections. The camps allow time for the Grade 10 Peer Support Leaders to closely mentor their groups for the duration of the three day program.
A roster of formal small-group activities is organised for each camp, with the Peer Support Groups rotating through each of the activities over the course of the three days. A number of the activities are water-based, taking advantage of the beachside setting of the facilities.
Camp activities include: archery, beach games, catering, kayaking, raft making and surfing. A number of other activities are also conducted, each designed to develop skills such as communication, problem solving and teamwork – as well as to help build respect, trust and understanding.