Camps and Tours

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

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

Traditionally, Year 7 students begin with a Pastoral Care Day and towards the end of Term 4, participate in a three-day camp.

In 2016, the College introduced the Year 9 Outward Bound camp to Walpole, in the south-west of Western Australia. This camp reflects the motto, 'Making a Difference' and provides students 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, our students have the opportunity to travel to the country of their chosen study to immerse themselves in the culture and language.

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

As a part of a larger Presentation Schools' network, girls are also given 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 2015 this event was held in Malaysia and the USA.

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

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

Service Immersions

Under the banner of Service Learning, students may have the opportunity to participate in an Indigenous cultural immersion to the Kimberley and also the World Challenge to Thailand.

These immersions are programs that are used as learning opportunities for our students whilst in unfamiliar environments. They are used to broaden the students' experiences and 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.