There are always so many fun and engaging activities on offer to keep boarding students entertained on the weekends and week nights, from themed dinners to excursions, arts and crafts, community service and events with students from other boarding schools.
Some of the highlights have included a pamper night, a Caribbean cooking lesson with Chef Courtney, a trip to AQWA, learning to rollerskate, taking part in an inter-school volleyball competition and a Scitech adventure.
Year 9 student, Kayla, said the pamper night was her favourite.
“We got to pamper ourselves and each other by putting on facemasks and indulging in some sweet treats while we chatted around the table. Even the staff couldn’t help but join in the fun,” she said.
Cooking with Courtney was a unique opportunity to spend the afternoon cooking Caribbean curry, soup and dumplings and learning tips and tricks from resident Perth College chef, Courtney.
“We got a hands-on lesson about different spices, how and when to use them, how to make two types of soup dumplings and the best way to cook food in order to keep all the nutrients. We all learnt a lot and it was a great way to spend time together,” Year 12 student, Haidee, said.
Perth College students joined other schools for an AQWA adventure in May, taking a look at some of the world’s most unique corals, jellyfish, sharks and starfish. Meanwhile, Year 9 and 10 boarders enjoyed a night of skating, music and games at a social at the Rollerdrome.
In June, some Year 7 and 8 boarders headed to Scitech for an exciting, educational activity and another group of Year 8 boarders joined those from Aquinas, Scotch, Hale, MLC and Penrhos for games of Volleyball.
“My favourite part of AQWA was the underwater view of all the sea creatures,” Emily (Year 7) said.
“At the Rollerdrome, it was great to see everyone smiling and laughing and, although there were a few tumbles, all the girls were willing to lend a helping hand,” Year 9 student, Leah, said.
“At Scitech, we played around with all the different experiments, including thermal imagery, generating power on a bike and seeing your shadow,” Year 8 student, Lauren, said.