Year 5 - Mission possible



Students are called to action with an exciting mission to escape from a deserted island. They are challenged to use their critical thinking skills and leadership skills to make the Mission Possible. Students will enjoy team building missions, conquer the low ropes and high ropes challenge, experience the mighty mangrove environment, climb the bouldering walls and walk through the senses trail.

The missions all target communication, problem solving, initiative, trust and teamwork while incorporating key elements from the General Capabilities – Personal and Social Capability -  strand of the Australian Curriculum. Elements such as recognising emotions, becoming confident and resilient, appreciate diverse perspectives, working collaboratively and develop reflective practices are specifically targeted and debriefed upon throughout each mission.



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 5 students at level 4 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 5 students at level 4 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


    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?

Students, in the role of a participant in the Mission Possible Challenge participate in activities to:


  1. To develop my personal and social awareness with a focus on leadership


    WHY … are we learning this?

  • Everyone can be a leader, however we need opportunities to develop and practise leadership skills.

These fundamental life skills assist you in becoming an active global citizen throughout your life. 

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


HOW … will you know you're successful Challenger?

I can…

  • Identify emotions and feelings
  • Assess strengths and weaknesses
  • Set goals
  • Persevere with tasks
  • Value other people's ideas
  • Work collaboratively with others
  • Solve problems


    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

See Mission Possible Overview (PDF, 241Kb)​​​​ for the suggested timetable

Last reviewed 14 October 2021
Last updated 14 October 2021