Ski Trip 2018
During the first week back after the mid-year break 33 students and three staff headed to Perisher to learn to ski or snowboard. The trip gives many students the opportunity to see snow for the first time and aims to develop independence and personal responsibility as well as relationships across year levels.
There was a big dump of snow a few days before we arrived so the snow conditions were great on the first couple of days. This helped the students get some basic skills and develop their confidence. Then the weather turned bad.
With rain overnight and wind speeds up to 100km per hour the snow turned to ice. Many students made the sensible decision to do their lessons only and spend some time exploring the shops on the mountain, making snowmen and resting up with the hope that conditions would improve. For others the poor conditions just represented another challenge, nothing short of a blizzard was going to keep them from the slopes.
The weather and snow conditions improved on the last couple of days and the whole team made the most of it. It was a shock getting off the plane to 34 degrees and 50% humidity and tough to get back into class. Many declared they were going to start saving and would return next year to further hone their skills.
"I enjoyed every minute of the ski trip and would definitely recommend it to everyone, from the beginner skiers and snowboarders to the more experienced hands." Atish
“I loved the freedom we got on the mountain.” Jackson
“Was cold. I loved that Moana DVD was stuck on repeat. So thankful for all the lovely people I got to meet.” Ryan
“The best parts were playing in the snow and making the snowman called Percival, spending quality time with everybody and meeting a lot of new people.” Hannah
"I enjoyed every minute of the ski trip, but my favourite part of it was the snow and skiing. As I have never seen snow before it was worth the trip just to come for that, but also learning a new sport whilst I was out in the snow was amazing as well. I would recommend this trip to anyone that asks." Abby