Camps and Tours

Students at Iona Presentation College are given many opportunities to extend their learning beyond the walls of our Mosman Park campuses in the range of camps and tours.

Every camp, immersion or tour, will offer your child a chance to build networks, make connections and improve interactions with their peers. The camp environment also helps to improve a student's independence and level of responsibility.

Year 7 students participate in a retreat over several days, while Year 8s have an outdoor adventure experience intended to introduce many of the skills required on their Outward Bound camp in Walpole in Year 9. The Outward Bound camp reflects the motto, 'Making a Difference' and provides girls with challenging experiences that aim to develop a strong sense of self and work with others towards a shared goal.

In the languages areas of Italian, French and Indonesian, your Senior School daughter will have the opportunity to travel to the country of their chosen study to immerse themselves in the culture and language.

Other tours include the Senior School Performing Arts tour, developing students' passions and skills in this arena; and the Senior School Canberra tour which is aimed at exploring Australia's political landscape and history.

As a part of a larger Presentation Schools' network, older students also have the opportunity to attend an exchange or conference to another Presentation College within Australia.

Gifted students at Iona may be invited to compete at a world class level in the World Scholar's Cup. In 2017 this event was held in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Students studying specific subjects in Years 10 to 12 attend camps specific to Art, Music, Outdoor Education and/or Science.

IGSSA athletics, swimming and cross-country participants also have camps relevant to their discipline.

Service Immersions

Under the banner of Service Learning, your daughter may have the opportunity to participate in an Indigenous cultural immersion to the Kimberley or an overseas immersion, currently to India.

These immersions are programs that are used as learning opportunities for our students whilst in unfamiliar environments. They are used to broaden your daughter's experiences, where she can learn about different cultures and at the same time, making a contribution to the global community. Our students aim to emulate the adage of Nano Nagle, 'deeds, not words' by giving themselves freely to assist others in activities and events.