2017 Snow Trip

The annual snow trip saw 36 excited students and three teachers headed off to Jindabyne on Sunday 23rd July. Thank you to Mr Liley for all of his work in organising the camp, and to Mrs Edwards, Mr Artuphel and Mr Fallah for their work during the enjoyable and exhausting trip. Read on to capture a recount of the tiring but enjoyable trip.

Our first day of skiing and boarding saw the snow falling around us in between moments of beautiful sunshine throughout the day. It was a day for the students (and their teachers) to learn and practise new skills on the easy slopes, particularly with so many first timers on the mountain! It was great to see everyone encouraging and supporting each other as each group was assessed and lead by some talented ski instructors.

Monday evening treated us to Tyler and Brock’s surprisingly accurate commentary of the Master Chef Grand Final on TV, but there were no complaints about the specified bedtime, with everyone exhausted from a full day on the mountain.

The wind picked up overnight and although the snow fell for us, many of the higher lifts were shut in the morning. That didn’t stop the students from getting into their lessons on the lower, protected sections of the mountain, refining the skills they had learnt from the day before. The afternoon allowed students to form buddy groups to continue their practise in much nicer conditions, with their teachers impressed at how quickly they were learning. Tuesday evening saw the lounge room packed out for the somewhat anti-climatic (despite so much cheering) TV final of Australian Ninja Warrior, with another early bedtime before our final day.

Wednesday had the entire mountain open to the students, with many of our groups making their way up to the top with their instructors to admire the views and practise on new runs. Although the rain set in just after lunch, our students (and teachers) wasted no time, inhaling an early lunch to get back out for another two hours of solid skiing and boarding.

With the weather setting in, the students were happy to begin the trek home a little early, with a quick bite to eat at Goulburn. You would have thought that after three full days of constant exercise, the students would have been happy to quietly rest on the bus ride home, but this was but a dream of the teachers, with Noah turning the trip into a karaoke fest, even jumping on the bus microphone at the end of the trip and singing “Sweet Caroline” for the parents as we arrived.

As always, our students were fantastic representatives for the school, with the camp staff and ski instructors commenting on how friendly and helpful our students are, not just with them, but with each other as well. Congratulations to all of you for a wonderful trip.

 

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