On Tuesday, 1 September, four very excited Heads of House along with Miss Lyndsay Chapman ventured off to Habitat Noosa, an eco-friendly resort at Noosa Heads.
After the initial relief of finding out who their cabin buddies were, the Year 7 girls embraced what lay ahead. The girls were divided into their House groups and rotated through a wide range of exciting activities, including stand up paddle boarding, canoeing, hut building, hiking, raft building, campfire cooking, team games, initiatives and a leisurely cruise through the Everglades on Lake Cootharabah.
The girls tackled the activities with true Glennie spirit and welcomed challenges, taking them all in their stride. We were completely spoiled by the exceptional catering on the camp and a home from home touch was most appreciated when the teachers found out that one of the CYC Camp Instructors was also a barista and he needed to practice his skills each morning! The food was a standout and the girls certainly showed their appreciation.
In typical CYC style, the instructors did not disappoint. They were supportive, encouraging and challenged our girls. They were fun and as stated on our arrival, Glennie is the school of choice for all CYC instructors, based on just how "awesome" the Glennie reputation is. We were told, "It's really hard to get on the Glennie camp as it is sought after!".
The usual struggles presented themselves along the way and as fatigue increased, the challenges seemed harder but the girls kept trying to put their best foot forward and soldier on.
I would like to report a really quiet and calm bus ride home but this was not the case. Both buses were buzzing with excitement to see loved ones and friends and they seemed to find that last burst of energy but were also very well behaved!
I would like to thank Mrs Waters, Mrs Rollason, Ms Lee and Miss Chapman for making my job as camp coordinator such an easy one and for all stepping up and working so hard around the clock and giving the Year 7 girls an unforgettable experience!
On behalf of all camps, we would also like to thank Mrs Leanne Farrell who worked tirelessly across the three camps (Years 7 to 9) to prepare all the paperwork and do all of the necessary administration prior to departure.
Mrs Susan Watts
Head of House - Tufnell
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