Camps and Excursions
As students progress through our College they reach further out into the community. From simple walks to visit places of interest in and around Bright, students begin to take in a wider understanding of our community through extended camps and excursions. For example, in previous years Year 7 students have participated in a transition camp in Semester 1 to Camp Coolamatong. The Year 8 Bogong camp offers a challenging outdoor education experience. At Year 9, students can participate in an Apollo Bay / Bright exchange, The Leadership program and the Sailing Camp. Immersion programs with Bad Aibling (Germany), Wadeye remote aboriginal community ( N.T) and Japanese schools in Gamagori are available to secondary students.
A comprehensive list of year-level camps includes the following:
|Prep-Grade 2||School Sleepover|
|Grade 3/4||City Experience Melbourne/Howman’s Gap|
|Year 5/6||Canberra / Sovereign Hill (Ballarat)|
|Year 7||Coolamatong Camp Paynesville|
|Year 8||Bogong Outdoor Education Centre
Sailing Camp Geelong
|Year 9||Apollo Bay Exchange (whole year level)
Sailing Camp Geelong
School for Student Leadership Program
|Year 10||City Experience Melbourne
Work Experience 5days
|Year 11||Study Workshops at Wandiligong
Work Experience 5 days
|Year 12||Study Camp Overnight at Harrietville|
LOTE Camps/Excursions/Exchange Programs:
|Year 8-10||German Immersion excursion and Exchange Scholarship
(short and long term programs)
|Year 7-11||Japanese Immersion excursion|
|Year 9-11||Wadeye Indigenous Immersion excursion|
As part of the Outdoor Education/Recreation programs there are various overnight and multi day camps conducted throughout the year including but not limited to skiing, hiking, caving and canoeing.
Sport and Outdoor Education
Students have the opportunity to participate in individual and team sports at local, regional and state levels. A comprehensive skiing program is conducted in winter. Students also compete in house sporting events, cross-country, and athletics and swimming carnivals, which are highlights of the College year. Outdoor Education programs are run at both Middle School and VCE levels. A wide range of activities is undertaken including bushwalking, canoeing, camping, skiing and cycling. Students learn both the theory and skills associated with these activities as well as focus on environmental issues that arise from land use and sustainable development.
Students can access the Instrumental Music program which is separate from the classroom Music program. It includes instruction in a variety of musical instruments by our Instrumental Music Teacher or private tutors arranged through the College. The College also has two primary choirs, Prep-Year 2 and Year 3-Year 6, both of which are actively involved in College and community events throughout the year. There are also several bands which primary and secondary students can be involved with. The highlights of our Performing Arts calendar are the Primary and Secondary Soirees.
Students at Bright P-12 College are encouraged to participate in the annual ICAS competitions (International Competitions and Assessments for Schools) , in areas such as Computer Skills, Maths, Science, Spelling and Writing. The dates for these are advertised early in the year in the College newsletter, and students are able to register their interest in any or all of the competitions. A range of other academic and subject specific competitions are promoted throughout the year.
Our Careers Program caters for the needs of students as they progress through their education and consider options in further study, work and training. Careers Education is introduced into the timetable from Year 9. Work Experience is offered in Year 10 and 11 and Work Placements as part of VCE Studies such as VET certificates and Australian School Based Apprenticeships (ASBA) are also offered. Students have access to a Careers Advisor, Chris Blazek to discuss issues relating to future pathway