At the beginning of February, Immanuel's first group of Year 10 students left to attend the College's second campus, the Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre. Once there, the students embarked on an exciting 4-week program. Affectionately known as Binga, the camp is located 2.5 hours away, outside the town of Blackbutt. It is a beautiful, picturesque campus where every year, students learn the value of teamwork, resilience, self-confidence and leadership. It is a challenging and sometimes exhausting experience but when it comes time to leave, many wish they didn't have to, preferring the peace and tranquility of the bush where they come to appreciate a simpler and slower pace of life.
Binga is a unique part of Immanuel's educational offering and students are often transformed through this life-changing
adventure. Whether it be learning about horsemanship; the simplicity of milking cows at dawn; conquering the high-ropes course; enduring a long hike with their mates; or learning to work as a team when orienteering or preparing meals; every student returns with countless stories about the camaraderie shared and the skills developed during their stay, under the guidance of a committed team of pastoral care and outdoor education specialists.
The Binga experience is something that is never forgotten. Immanuel graduates, referred to as Old Scholars, talk about their time at Binga at their 20-and 30-year reunions because time spent there is a wonderful opportunity to grow in confidence and an opportunity to undertake a journey of self-discovery. To find out more, contact Enrolments Registrar Irene Dabinet on T: 07 5477 3441.