Year 4/5 Camp Update

14th June 2021

Dear Parents/Caregivers, 

Due to changes communicated to us last week by Kooljamon Resort at Cape Leveque, the students will no longer be able to sleep in the beach shelters that the school reserved earlier in the year.  We understand and share everyone’s disappointment with this, however our camp will still go ahead with many of the same activities, and just with some slight changes to the sleeping arrangements and duration of the camp.  

We are very grateful and lucky that Sacred Heart School in Beagle Bay have agreed to host us for the camp, with no cost. 

Please see the updated information below regarding the upcoming Year 4/5 Camp: 

Depart Derby6am Monday 16th August  
Arrive back to Derby4pm Wednesday 18th August
Where: Sacred Heart School, Beagle Bay
Cost : $200 per student to cover activities, staffing and other expenses.  This will be added to school fee invoices and can be paid with your school fees.  
Sleeping arrangements: Students will be split into 2 classrooms at Beagle Bay school and will sleep on the floor in the rooms in their swags (boys and girls separated).   Monday and Tuesday are pupil free days at the Beagle Bay school so our students will be able to leave their stuff set up until early Wednesday morning.  
ShowersThere are limited shower facilities at the school.  The students will have access to buckets, taps and hoses with fresh water, and they will be swimming on Tuesday and Wednesday, with beach showers available on those days to rinse off.  
Staff attending : Kayde Baker Giorgia Lukic Catie Carter Trevor Menmuir

Itinerary (subject to change)

Monday 16th AugustTuesday 17th AugustWednesday 18th August 
Depart Derby 6am Camp Breakfast  Holy Rosary students will cook breakfast for Sacred Heart staff and students to say thank you for hosting us. 
 Arrive Beagle Bay 10 am  Morning TeaSet up camp in classrooms Beagle Bay tour   Lombardina Tour – fishing, swimming, on country learning and languages  Basketball, games and activities with HRSD staff and students and Sacred Heart students  11am : Cable Beach swimming and beach activities  
LunchLunch at LombardinaLunch 
 Liturgy at Beagle Bay church Free time  Cygnet Bay/Kooljamon tour TBC Crocodile Park, shopping or Cable Beach (TBC after discussing with students)  Depart Broome 2:00 pm  Arrive Derby 4:00 pm 
Camp cooking and dinnerCamp cooking and dinner 
 Quiz night and outdoor camping activities   Marshmallow and bonfire night  

Other information: 

Pocket Money:  Your child will be allowed to bring pocket money.  Please remind your child that their money is their responsibility and that they must keep it safe at all times. Any lost/misplaced money will not be replaced by the school. 

Personal ElectronicsYour child is allowed to bring a book, iPad, mobile phone etc. It must be understood that they are responsible for their own property and are to keep it in a safe place at all times. Any lost/misplaced items will not be replaced by the school. 

Food and Drink:  All food and catering is being donated to the school, thank you to Melissa and John from Derby Fuels!!   

Behaviour: Students are expected to behave appropriately at all times. This includes completing their set chores for the day and treating students and staff with respect and kindness. Any student who fails to follow these guidelines will run the risk of being sent home, and parents will be required to drive to the camp site to pick them up. 

Suggested Clothing List  

Students are permitted ONE piece of luggage plus their sleeping gear such as swags and pillows.  

  • Underwear and socks for each day, 
  • Pyjamas – ensure warm enough in case it is cold
  • Bathers (preferably more than 1 set), board shorts and beach towel. 
  • Suitable clothing for 3 days away from home
  • Tracksuit or similar for casual wear in the evenings
  • Jacket/warm jumper for evenings.  

1 pair comfortable shoes for excursions (there will be lots of walking). 
1 pair thongs or sandals 

1 hat with wide brim  

1 water bottle
Toiletries – soap, shampoo, brush, toothbrush and toothpaste  
Plastic bag for soiled clothing. 

Mozzie repellent



Small games like cards 


Please no personal junk food or lollies.  Students will be provided with adequate treats and lollies by the staff.  

Hint for parents  
All clothing should be marked with a laundry marker.  
Stick a clothing list in the case lid so students can keep track of what they have.  

Please return the medical and student information forms being sent home today to Giorgia Lukic by Monday 28th June.  

Kind regards,

Giorgia Lukic