Camps and Retreat

Year 7 Camp

Camp is held during the first term of school. It aims to build relationships between students, and strengthen relations between students and staff.  It is an important part of the St Brendan-Shaw College transition process for students into secondary school. 

Year 11 Leadership Camp

The Year 11 Leadership Camp (Tir na nOg) and Year 12 Retreat are held simultaneously. Year 11 Camp is an overnight stay at the Riverbend Youth Centre in Smithton. The Camp challenges Year 11 students to consider themselves as leaders in the College community and encourages reflection of what they understand leadership to be. The Camp's name, Tir na nOg, comes from the story and journey of Irish Saint, Saint Brendan, after whom the College is partly named.

Year 12 Retreat

The Year 12 Retreat is held over three days and two nights at Camp Clayton in Ulverstone. The Retreat is called 'The Road Ahead'.  On the Retreat the students reflect upon the journey that has led them to where they are now; where and who they are at the moment; and who, where and what they want to be, go and do in the future, reflecting upon what tools they have to help them on that journey.

The Retreat is considered a highlight of the students' time at school and serves as the beginning of the end of their journey at St Brendan-Shaw College. It is an experience not to be missed.