Year 4 - Dive in



Students DIVE IN to their first camp experience with this program designed to support the transition of staying overnight at camp as well as offering a unique interaction with BIEEC's fish aquarium.  Students will enjoy team building games, problem solving activities and conquer the low ropes while targeting key elements from the General Capabilities – Personal and Social Capability - strand of the Australian Curriculum such as recognising emotions, becoming confident and resilient, appreciate diverse perspectives, working collaboratively and develop reflective practices.

Furthermore, the program offers a Science - Biology focus from the Australian Curriculum with an exclusive interaction with the Caring for Clownfish facility. Targeting Life Cycles, students will learn about the Clownfish breeding program, observe other reef fish and marine life, feed the fish and epaulette shark, use scientific tools to measure and test the water quality and participate in a virtual reality tour of the Great Barrier Reef. Additionally, students will observe the secret life of plankton through microscopes and make a pledge to save the reef.


Duration: 2-3 days (1-2 nights)


Curriculum Intent


General capabilities

Personal and social capability

The key ideas for Personal and Social Capability are organised into four interrelated elements in the learning continuum. These include self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and social management. These are the program targets for year 4 students at level 3 of the Learning Continuum of Personal and Social Capabilities.



  • Recognise emotions
  • Recognise personal qualities and achievements
  • Develop reflective practices


  • Express emotions appropriately
  • Develop self-discipline and set goals
  • Work independently and show initiative
  • Become confident, resilient and adaptable


    Social awareness
  • Appreciate diverse perspectives


    Social management
  • Communicate effectively
  • Work collaboratively
  • Make decisions
  • Negotiate and resolve conflict


Critical and creative thinking

In the Australian Curriculum, students develop capability in critical and creative thinking as they learn to generate and evaluate knowledge, clarify concepts and ideas, seek possibilities, consider alternatives and solve problems. These are the program targets for year 4 students at level 3 of the Learning Continuum of Critical and Creative Thinking.


Inquiry – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas

  • Pose questions


    Reflecting on thinking and processes
  • Reflect on processes


    In the Australian Curriculum, students become literate as they develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions to interpret and use language confidently for learning and communicating in and out of school and for participating effectively in society.  These are the program targets for Year 4 students at Level 3 of the Literacy Learning Continuum.
  • Use language to interact with others
  • Express opinions and point of views
  • Understand learning area vocabulary


    Cross curriculum priorities


  • OI.2 All life forms, including human life, are connected through ecosystems on which they depend for their wellbeing and survival
  • OI.7 Actions for a more sustainable future reflect values of care, respect and responsibility, and require us to explore and understand environments.


Learning Intentions:


WHAT… are we learning?


  • Day 1: To develop my personal and social awareness  -
  • Day 2: Science – Living things have lifecycles – Nemo Nurturers.


    WHY … are we learning this?


    For many of you, this is the first time you have been away on camp.

    You will have a chance to DIVE IN to new experiences and try different things.

    We will provide a supportive and encouraging environment to assist you build these life skills.

    You will get out of camp what you put in to it.

    Our living world is fascinating and the clownfish lifecycle is not exception. 

    You get to come face to face with these wonders of the reef. 

    Our reef is in trouble and it needs your help to conserve and look after it.


    HOW … will you know you're successful team member?

    I can…
  • Manage my emotions when I am working in a group.
  • Persist with activities that can be difficult
  • Value other people's ideas even if they are different to mine
  • Be a positive team member.


HOW … will you know you're successful Nemo Nuturer?

  • Identify the stages of a clownfish lifecycle
  • Understand the role of plankton in the marine ecosystem
  • Predict what would happen if there was no plankton
  • List actions to save the reef




Students and adults will need:

  • Appropriate clothing for a week long camp
  • Clothes that can get wet, muddy or dirty
  • Two pairs of closed shoes, one that can get wet plus a pair that will stay dry.
  • Sun-safe clothing and hat
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent already applied
  • Water bottle


Catering: External caterers supply, cook and serve food​​​​​​


Last reviewed 14 October 2021
Last updated 14 October 2021