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Year 7 camp and orientation day

March 19, 2020

MADALAH staff and students officially kicked off 2020 with 2 successful events.

Our year 7 camp was held on Saturday 14th of March to Sunday 15th at Point Walter Recreation and Conference Centre which the year 7’s from all of our partner schools were invited.
Once the welcome and introductions were out of the way the group of 25 year 7s were straight into the camp’s activities. From Archery, Ultimate Sports, basketball and tennis during the day to the inflatable cinema at night the kids enjoyed all aspects of the camp as they had fun with their friends from their own school whilst enjoying extra time with cousins from other schools and building new friendships throughout the camp.

It was a bonding experience for the students, MADALAH staff and mentors that will hopefully strengthen our relationships as MADALAH supports these students throughout their journey in school.

On Sunday 15th of March we wrapped up the camp with a fantastic sport clinic run by the Stephen Michael Foundation, which was the perfect way to finish before getting on the bus and heading to Penrhos College where we met over 100 current MADALAH students for our MADALAH Orientation Day.

Whilst we didn’t have all of our partner schools attending amidst the corona virus pandemic, we still had a fantastic turn out and we would like to thank the students, staff and families who attended.

Sean Nannup’s wonderful Welcome to Country opened proceedings as the students broke off into 3 groups that rotated through different stations.

One station was a collaborative art piece facilitated by current MADALAH secondary student Rory Charles and current MADALAH tertiary student Rishaye Shaw.

At the second station the students were split into Yarning circles facilitated by our MADALAH mentors, staffand MADALAH Patron Des Headland.

The third station was an opportunity for students to meet the entire MADALAH team and get fitted with merchandise; they were handed a MADALAH bag including a hat, shirt and hoodie.

To conclude a fantastic weekend we finished with a sausage sizzle and the students were given time to socialise with their fellow MADALAH scholarship recipients.

We would like to thank Penrhos College for hosting the event and supporting us, as well as all the staff from our partner schools that helped out throughout the weekend.

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