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The VSwans Perth Incentive Trip was held on the 30th November-3rd December. The students qualified for this trip by showing consistently good behaviour in class, being up to date with assessments, maintaining high uniform compliance in sport classes as well as volunteering a number of hours in the Newman community, which included Net, Set, Go Coaching, Vets Umpiring and work with other community groups. The top 10 incentive point scorers for the year were offered the opportunity to attend the trip.

The trip was a reward for the high standards these students have set, both at school and in the community. On the trip the students had the opportunity to be involved in a number of activities, including; mini golf at the Wembley Golf Course, a trip to AQWA, a tour of the Optus Stadium, Ultimate Roomscape, Laser tag, a MasterChef Challenge, lots of time to shop and playing a netball and football game against 10 Students from the Darling Range Sports College. 

Some of the many highlights of the trip included:

Ultimate Roomscape, where students had to work together to figure out clues and puzzles to try to escape from a themed room in under 60 minutes (this year both teams escaped their room!)

Seeing everyone step up and cook some amazing dishes in the Masterchef Challenge.

Playing against Darling Range Sports College – The students learnt a lot about how they play as a team, and how to prepare to play an unknown opponent. For a number of the students, it was their first time playing a competitive game of netball or football.

Mini Golf, where we split into three teams and the team with the lowest overall score was the winner.

We would like to congratulate the following students who won awards on the trip:

Jayden Walker - for being voted best on tour by his peers.

Nyah Keep – for being voted best on tour by supervisors.

Jessica Nalder and Mr Pitchers (3 days) – for being the winners of the prestigious 'Tool of the Day' awards. We would love to share what they did to win the awards, but 'what happens on tour, stays on tour'

Room 64 (Jessica Nalder, Nyah Keep, Esme Carter, Lockie Harrison and Nikki-Lee Rasmussen) - for narrowly winning the hotly contested Masterchef Cooking Challenge!

We are very proud of the efforts and conduct of all the students who went on the trip; we received great complimentary feedback from Darling Range Sports College about how our students represented themselves, the Shooting Goals and Kicking Goals program, and Newman SHS.

I would like to thank Miss Higgott and Mr Pitchers for their help on the camp, the trip would not have gone as smoothly without their assistance.

A big thankyou to Major Partner BHP for their support of Shooting Goals, Kicking Goals, and Shooting Hoops Programs, your support enables us to give students these memorable experiences.