Dear Parents,
Our annual Xavier High School Year 7 Camp is fast approaching.We depart for  Harrietville at 7am sharp next Wednesday, 20th February, and return to school by 3:00pm on Friday, 22nd February, 2019. The aim of the Year 7 camp is for students to experience a sense of belonging to our Xavier High School faith community and to build strong, respectful relationships with their peers. The camp will also allow students time to get to know one another through various structured activities and give students the opportunity to develop team building and leadership skills based on our 5 C’s (Courageous, Challenged, Collaborative, Compassionate and Christ-like).
 As a Catholic faith community, it is expected that all students attend this compulsory experience as part of their initiation into the Xavier High School community. If this poses any concerns please contact the school and a meeting will be arranged. We look forward to seeing all students on camp and being part of this very important and exciting experience.
ACTIVITIES: Students will be organised into groups of approximately 12 and rotate through activities which include some low level physical challenges and using the Chalet’s indoor swimming pool and other facilities.
CONDUCT All students are expected to follow the school’s code of conduct and represent themselves and the school in a mature, sensible and appropriate manner at all times. Students who are unable to do this will be removed from activities and their parents/guardians contacted.
WHAT STUDENTS WILL NEED TO BRING 
 A pillow, sleeping bag or other simple, light sleeping gear.
Toiletries
2 x Towels
Plastic Bag for dirty clothes
1 x sensible, sturdy walking shoes/runners/boots
1 x closed toe water shoes (old runners are perfect for river or lake activities)
Water bottle (clearly marked with student’s name)
Swimwear (no bikinis please)
Clothes to wear after the day’s activities and shower (for dinner)
Bed clothes
Comfortable, sensible, sun-smart casual clothes for three days (including long,  thick socks, underwear, T-Shirts, short, long pants, HAT and…. outdoor active wear, clothes that can get dirty etc is suggested for activities, no skimpy shorts or tops please)
Wet weather gear (in case of rain, a jacket etc)
Old runners which will get very wet and dirty
Medicine: All medicine etc should be clearly labeled and handed to the teachers
WHAT STUDENTS SHOULD NOT BRING
Electronic devices
Any expensive or valuable items.
Mobile phones
OTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT DETAILS: 
In case of an emergency contact the school on 6040 6388 or  Feathertop Chalet, Harrietville 03 5759 2688
If you have not already done so,  PLEASE FILL IN THE MEDICAL SLIP AND PERMISSION SLIP ASAP!!
Yours sincerely,
Mr Edmund Brown
Director of Faith and Mission”