Year 6 in the Dominican Republic – June 2018

Year 6 have just recently settled back into school after an amazing, adventurous and astounding week in the Dominican Republic. Once again Year 6 made the journey to Rancho Baiguate, which is located in the area of Jarabacoa in the Dominican Republic. For 4 nights and 5 days our students participated in a range of activities. These activities included: high ropes courses, zip lining, hikes, water rafting, visiting waterfalls, horse-back riding, team-building games and so much more.

Participating in a residential trip of this size enables ample opportunities for personal development. On this trip our Year 6 students increased their level of independence; worked collaboratively with others; challenged themselves to try new things and overcome fears; immersed themselves in a different culture; applied their knowledge of Spanish in a real and meaningful context; showed support to a less affluent community; appreciated natural beauty…the list goes on!

Our students demonstrated excellent behavior, listening skills and attention. They embraced the opportunities given to them and gave it their all. A fantastic week which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. I wish to thank all of the other teachers and parent volunteers who came along. Their support, encouragement and enthusiasm were invaluable to the success of this trip.

Please read the comments below from our students and witness firsthand how this trip impacted upon them positively.

“Being with my friends made some things I’d done before exciting all over again! A trip I’ll never forget.” KB
“A green landscape with awesome experiences that I will always hold.” ECP
“Rough, tough and tiring…the water rafting was my Everest! An experience I will not forget anytime soon.” IB
“I wish I could do the whole thing again!” KG
“Lots of exploring and activities made my week fantastic.” EP
“The river rafting was the most exciting, intense and blood rushing activity of the whole trip!” JR
“Fun was not a choice on this trip, but a priority!” EZ
“Best four days of my life!” JD
“Gathering together around the blazing bonfire and spending time with each other was the highlight of my trip.” ZF
“The water rafting and ropes course instructors were hilarious and made scary challenges appear easy.” ST
“I conquered my fear of heights when I participated in the high ropes course!” HC
“Surrounded by mountains everyday was very different to life in the TCI.” GP
“Good opportunities to try and use the Spanish that we have been taught at school.” JJ
“A trip with 21 amazing people that I’ll never forget.” EZJ
“I will always remember the funny moments of the trip, there were so many.” OP
“We spent our time away in a beautiful country. It was so much fun!” JB

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