Year 5@SGP

Year 5 Camp St George Preca – Sovereign Hill – Ballarat

Dear Parents and Year Five Students, 

The Year 5 Camp will take place from Wednesday 15th – Friday of 17th June at Sovereign Hill Ballarat, approximately one hour and fifteen minutes drive from Caroline Springs.  Staff and students will travel to and from the camp by bus.

Buses will leave school at 9.00am on Wednesday 15th June and will return to school on Friday 17th June in time for the 3.30pm dismissal. Students will need to arrive at school for departure on the morning of Wednesday 15th June no later than 8.40am and will meet their teacher in the Year 5 learning area.


Parents are required to provide a School Camp Management Plan for students who have Asthma or Anaphylaxis. (see b Please make sure you make an appointment and arrange to have this completed by your GP.

The attachments to this note include Camp Permission and Medical Forms, as well as the Medical Action and Medication Form which are due back at school by Friday 3rd June. All medications must be clearly marked with the student’s name and instructions and handed in to Michelle Potter, our School Nurse, in the week leading up to your child’s camp. This will help to ensure that all of our students have the necessary medication and up to date Management Plans in place.

Camp Activities

The camp and associated activities will be supervised by St George Preca staff and qualified camp staff.  Students will explore and experience Sovereign Hill’s Living Museum including the Eureka Centre where they will have an opportunity to learn about managing themselves in a changing world, developing a better world, and responding to opportunities. Through these experiences, students will be encouraged to think about how we interact with others, connect to culture, build communities, care for the environment and respond to technological developments. 

The staff attending this year’s camp are the Year 5 Teaching team, some members of the SGP Leadership Team and other members of staff. A qualified staff member will also be in attendance to assist with first aid.

Sleeping Arrangements

Students will be sleeping in dedicated male and female cabins as part of a dormitory-style building.  These buildings comprise of bedrooms with bunk beds and bathroom facilities.  Male staff will be in accommodation adjacent to the boys’ rooms and female staff will be in accommodation adjacent to the girls’ rooms.  

Cost & Payment Arrangements

The cost per child is $380 which includes bus travel, 2 nights’ accommodation, all activities and meals, and snacks. An invoice will be sent home separately.

Any family who may find this cost difficult are strongly encouraged to speak with our Principal – Jim Sheedy – so that arrangements can be made to support and ensure your child’s participation in the camp.

Permission Forms 

Families are asked to complete the forms below for the camp as soon as possible to help facilitate the staff in the organisation of the camp. 

CAMP PERMISSION and Medical Information Form 

If your son/daughter has Asthma, you will need to complete this ADDITIONAL form for the camp.

ADDITIONAL ASTHMA Camp Management Form (MUST BE COMPLETED by a Medical Practitioner and is an ADDITIONAL form to your child’s current Asthma Plan at school)

Medications form – for ANY medication that will need to be administered over the course of this camp, this Medication form needs to be completed 

COVID-19 RAT Testing on Year 5 Camp Parents will need to complete this form in order to give permission for Staff to administer a RAT test

What to Bring to Camp???    Click here for a list of everything you will need for camp


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