Year 10 had the awesome experience of travelling to “Minjerrabah” Stradbroke Island. We had a wonderful Ferry trip over and arrived at our beach front accommodation which we were met with spectacular views right at our doorstep. We were greeted by our host who ran through some house keeping and facts about the island.
We unpacked our bags and sorted our beds.
Matthew Burns a First Nations tour guide came and shared with us an informative cultural presentation . He shared his knowledge and connection with Quandamooka Country, showed us old photographs which we passed around, demonstrated using spears and boomerangs, played the digeridoo and showed us how to make a fire from rubbing two sticks together.
The highlight of the presentation was one of our students had the privilege to demonstrate being dressed in traditional dress and paint. It was a memorable experience.
We then enjoyed the afternoon of beach walks and swimming .
We gathered around the tables for some delicious dinner and finished our evening with some games of sardine hide and seek, pool, and stories to tell.
We were exhausted from such a great day and the students hit the hay.
Rise and shine met us with some rainy weather, we were not discouraged. Our warm omelettes made to order, toast and cereal were a breakfast delight.
We packed our bags ready by the door and had some free time before catching the island bus to the ferry. We used our time to explore walking tracks and the beach. The views were breath taking.
We caught the ferry back to mainland and were treated with McDonalds for lunch before returning to school. A fabulous time, friendships and lasting memories were had by all.