The Good Samaritan Campus

The Good Samaritan Campus is located at Coragulac and is part of the Parish of Cororooke, 11 kilometres from Colac. It is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, 141 kilometres, from Thomas Carr College. This is the location where our Year 7 Camp takes place and Year 9 students participate in a Country Experience as part of the iD9 program.

Living away from home over the three week period at the Good Samaritan Campus  provides students with an opportunity for personal growth, a developing sense of independence, resilience, social awareness and the development of skills for life and the world of work.  Sharing the Campus with other students will provide a rich and varied environment, and facilitate a better understanding of what it means to become more adult, to be a responsible member of a community and to take steps towards finding their own place in the world.

The Good Samaritan country experience aims to provide an environment for all learners, which is safe, caring, structured, challenging and engaging.

As educators, our aims are for all Year 9 students to be reflective, passionate, enthusiastic and active learners. We are confident that the Good Samaritan Campus will provide an environment where all these aims can be met.

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Good Samaritan Campus
729 Corangamite Lake Road
Coragulac Vic 3249
Mobile 0427 277 218
Email:goodsamaritancampus@thomascarr.vic.edu.au

Campus Facilities

The Campus has accommodation for 28 students in rooms of two, four or six beds, all newly renovated, well-appointed dining rooms and commercial kitchen, two bathrooms being able to accommodate 15 students each, a comfortable student lounge, a learning space and staffroom, storage shed, staff and manager’s residence. There is also a large open sports oval immediately adjacent to the main building.

Contact

An important part of the students’ experience involves them functioning independently within a relatively isolated community. Students will have no access to mobile devices and we greatly encourage them not to bring mobile phones to the Good Samaritan Campus. If you need to get in contact with your child, please email or call the Good Samaritan Campus Manager.

Mr Daniel Millie Manager: Good Samaritan Campus
Ms Vanessa Tait Outdoor Education Specialist
Mr Chris Wilson Outdoor Education Specialist
Mr Jacob Loughnan Outdoor Education Assistant
Ms Philippa La Franchi Chef
Ms Debbie Van Es Chef

Enquiries can be directed to the email address: goodsamaritancampus@thomascarr.vic.edu.au

Student Needs in an Emergency

There are medical facilities available at Colac Area Health in Colac, 11 km away. There are CFA stations at both Coragulac and Colac. Colac also has a permanent Police station. The Good Samaritan Campus has an Emergency Management Plan. It covers procedures for every possible emergency, including bushfire. Each new group of students will be briefed in emergency procedures, including evacuation.

Overview of the Good Samaritan Campus Experience

The Student’s growing sense of independence will be key to the Country Experience. This independence is tempered with a better understanding of what it is to be a responsible adult living in community and taking steps to find their own place into the world. The Good Samaritan Campus experience aims to provide all students with an exciting and challenging program in an environment that is safe, caring, structured and engaging.

The emphasis throughout the three week experience will be on learning through doing. Activities and project work will be based around the local Coragulac and Otways environments of lake, coast and forest. Complementing experiential learning in each of these environments will be a further focus on community living centred on day to day life on the Campus. The activities, such as kayaking/canoeing, mountain bike riding and bushwalking are not intended to be an end in themselves but rather a means by which the students can explore the environment that surrounds them at the Good Samaritan Campus. A strong emphasis will also be placed on student involvement in planning and decision making surrounding each activity, including a two day expedition through the Otway Ranges during their final week.

Program Overview

Week One

Key components include

  • Introduction to GSC structure and expectations
  • Setting goals for the three-week experience
  • Introduction to Investigation Projects
  • Introduction to navigation and map reading
  • Orienteering
  • Mountain bike riding
  • Canoeing
  • Community Service Project
  • Sustainable Futures Portfolio
  • Detailed planning for week 2 hiking.

Week Two

Key components include

  • Survival and first aid in outdoor environments
  • Canoeing
  • Community Service Project
  • Sustainable Futures Portfolio
  • Detailed planning for week 3 canoeing
  • 2 day hike

 

Week Three

Key components include

  • Preparation for overnight canoeing
  • Three days camping in the Otways/Aire Valley
  • At the completion of the expedition, a further day cleaning and handing in all equipment.