Your child will soon be heading off on a unique outdoor educational experience “Daborra” lead by the Outdoor Education Group (OEG) in conjunction with Notre Dame College. Daborra will run over 5 nights / 6 days, commencing on Sunday 30 May 2021 and concluding on Friday 4 June 2021. Students will be given an opportunity to select from one of the following locations they would like to attend for Daborra. This will take place early in Term 1 via a Google Form during Pastoral Group. The locations are as follows:
- Murray River – Yarrawonga – Rafting and Hiking
- Wabonga Plateau – Hiking and Abseiling
- Lake Eildon – Hiking and Sea Kayaking
- Victorian High Plains – Falls Creek – Hiking and Mountain Biking
- Hattah – Kulkyne National Park – Hiking and Canoeing
A Clothing and Equipment List will be provided to all families within the first few weeks of Term 1. The most important piece of equipment your child will require, which you will need to provide is a quality sleeping bag with a -5C° rating. There will be specific information about clothing and equipment provided at the information session listed below, including exclusive offers for Notre Dame College students to purchase their gear from Kathmandu, Aussie Disposals and Anaconda.
Students will be required to prepare all of their meals while on Daborra with assistance from OEG and Notre Dame College staff with the food and supplies provided by OEG. All dietary requirements are taken into account and no nut ingredients are allowed on the program. Please ensure your student’s medical details are correctly updated on Operoo (CareMonkey) to allow us to cater for your child’s dietary requirements including but not limited to coeliac, halal and any anaphylaxis requirements.
Each group will consist of no more than 14 students (there will be no mixed sex groups) and will have two leaders with them at all times – one leader from OEG and one leader from Notre Dame College.