Excursions and Incursions

At St. Bernard’s Primary School, students participate in excursions and incursions each year. Teachers plan valuable experiences to places that will support student's development and learning by engaging in experiences in our local community and surrounding areas in Victoria.

Excursions help develop students physical, sensory, cognitive and social development, while providing opportunities for them to expand and make connections in their learning through purposeful and meaningful real life experiences.

 

prepteddyFOUNDATION UNIT

Experiences have included -

Viewing performances at the Wangaratta Performing Art Centre

* Teddy Hospital visit

* Visiting local Churches in Wangaratta

* TAFE Sport and Rec students leading our students in sporting programs

* Swimming at Wangaratta Aquatic centre

* Visiting our neighboring Catholic schools at St. Patrick’s Primary and Our Lady’s Primary for sporting and Visual Arts activities

Inquiry 2GRADE 1 / 2 UNIT

 Experiences have included -

* Visiting areas in our local community to support our Inquiry Units e.g. local National Parks, Historic museum at Yarrawonga

* Visitors invited to support Inquiry topics e.g. Police Force, Parents with specific skills / experiences to share

Inquiry 0* TAFE Sport and Rec students leading our students in sporting programs

* Swimming at Wangaratta Aquatic centre

* Visiting performances e.g. Reptile displays, theatre productions from Melbourne.

* Visiting our neighboring Catholic schools at St. Patrick’s Primary and Our Lady’s Primary for sporting and Visual Arts activities

GRADE 3 / 4 UNIT

Experiences have included -

Inquiry 4* Full day excursion to Scienceworks, Melbourne (alternate years)

* Visit to Barmah Forest, as part of our Indigenous perspective (alternate years)

* Visiting our neighboring Catholic schools at St. Patrick’s Primary and Our Lady’s Primary for sporting and Visual Arts activities

* Excursion and incursions with Galen Catholic College, through Galen’s Health and Physical Education subjects

* Visitors invited to support Inquiry topics e.g.Parents with specific skills / experiences to share, Health practitioners

* TAFE Sport and Rec students leading our students in sporting programs

* Swimming at Wangaratta Aquatic centre

camp5* Regular visits to Illoura Aged Care Facility

* Visiting Theatre production from Melbourne

GRADE 5 / 6 UNIT

Experiences have included -

 * Propagation incursion where students learn to propagate seedlings that will later be planted to create a habitat for the endangered Regent Honeyeater

* Tree planting excursion involving the planting of seedlings to create corridors of native flora in order to support the endangered Regent Honeyeater by expanding their habitat

* CREW Incursion days - senior students welcome students from Our Lady’s and St. Patrick’s Primary schools and participate in Leadership workshops, sporting and Visual Arts activities


* Excursion and incursions with Galen Catholic College through Galen’s Health and Physical Education subjects

* Visitors invited to support Inquiry topics e.g. Health practitioners, Parents with specific skill / experiences to share, Visiting Indigenous artist

* TAFE Sport and Rec students leading our students in sporting programs

* Swimming at Wangaratta Aquatic centre

* Regular visits to Illoura Aged care facility

 School Camp:

In alternate years:


* Two night camp to Harrietville Feathertop Chalet (Adventure Camp)

* One night camp to Sovereign Hill in Ballarat and Bendigo Gold Mine in Bendigo (History Focus)

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