Outdoor Education and Camps
The College offers an extensive Outdoor Education program that focuses on developing leadership, communication, team-building and organisational skills while providing opportunities for reflection, cultural understanding and environmental awareness. The program is greatly enhanced by the Top End's fantastic, predictable 'dry season' weather.
The Outdoor Education Program has a diverse range of camps for students in Years 10 to Years 12. Camps are a great opportunity for students to challenge themselves individually and to develop team work skills. Students in Year 10 participate in 'Endeavour Weeks' program in Week 10 of Term 2 and the first week or two of the mid-year break. They have a fabulous variety of options for Year 10 students and the benefits of these programs are numerous:
- Japanese Language Tour
- New Zealand Cultural Tour
- Switzerland Language Tour (French language)
- German Exchange
- Singapore Urban Planning Trip
- Red Centre Trip
- Sydney Arts Trip
- Lake Argyle Trip
- Kakadu Camp
- Work Experience Options
- Certificate II Business
Camps are held at the Territory Wildlife Park, Batchelor, Litchfield, Kakadu, Hayes Creek and Annaburoo. The students at Good Shepherd take part in camps designed specifically for their year level.
Interstate camps include Careers camps; enabling senior students to attend university open days in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.