Northern Territory Camp and Buranga Festival

Preshil is in its second year with a new pioneering Year 9 Experience Program. Students embark on this exciting and challenging experience beginning early June. This 14 day journey begins in Darwin, travelling to Bachelor, Litchfield, Katherine, Jabiru and Berry Springs. Two of the key highlights of the trip are the camping at the Annual Buranga Music, Sport and Cultural Festival now in its 31st year and a unique collaboration with Kormilda College.

The Barunga Festival has rich opportunities for our students to participate and engage with a remote indigenous community. Students experience positive aspects of community life through sport, music (contemporary and traditional), arts and culture. Their visit to Kormilda College opens the way for our students to make connections with a school that is steeped in local history and a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. Kormilda provides a full secondary residential education program for indigenous students but also serves the broader community as an International Baccalaureate School.

The Program provides a wealth of opportunities for both students and the school community, including:
• Pioneering program taking an entire year level of students to Barunga
• Experience in camping at a remote indigenous community
• Exposure to aboriginal music, sport and culture at Barunga Festival
• Making connections with Kormilda College through the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programs
• Gaining cultural awareness from a session with Flinders University lecturer Don Christophersen
• Music, art and sport activities take place with Kormilda students
• Learning about ancient aboriginal rock art at Ubir Rock.

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Preshil is a candidate school for the IB Middle Years Program that is a challenging framework that supports students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. In 2018 Preshil will introduce the IB Diploma Program.