At Skt. Josef’s we consider it an integral part of the curriculum that the students are given the opportunity to go on various school trips throughout their time with us. These trips, tours and camps help develop the whole child by exposing them to new and challenging situations. Students will go on various excursions throughout the year. Below are are description of the overnight trips, tours and camps.
Year 3: Sleep over
The first overnight experience is sleep over at the school. The whole class will help plan the meals, games and activities as well as cook, clean-up and prepare their own lunch for the next day. For many, this could be the first time they have spent a night away from their parents but this overnight experience provides a great ‘growing-up’ experience.
Year 4 and Year 5: Camp
Year 4 and Year 5 will go together for an over night trip to a local camping site. This camp occurs early in the school year and is aimed at building friendships, resilience and responsibility.
Year 6: A Viking experience at Lejre
It is a tradition in Denmark for students to have some middle-ages experience. Year 6 will spend three amusing and challenging nights living like a Viking at Sagnlandet Lejre.
Year 7: Cultural Exchange
We are in the planning stage to develop a cultural and sporting exchange experience for our Year 7 class. This will involve travel to another European country in our region. Hopefully, this will begin in the 2018-2019 school year.
Year 9: Language Trip- Spain/France
A four-five day language immersion trip to Spain or France (depending on the elective language chosen). This trip focuses on language development therefore students will live with host families getting together with the class during the day for language and cultural activities, and sight-seeing.
Year 11: Character and Service Emersion Trip
Students in our final year will spent up to two weeks in a foreign country building their character while serving a community in various ways. Service may take the form of playing games with small school children to painting local health care facilities. This experience is aimed at opening the students’ eyes to the world around them through a structures and safe program.
In 2019, however, students will visit Rome in Italy. This trip will also involve some service work but primarily a trip that ties in to the school’s Catholic heritage.