The Feathertop Hike is designed to promote individual development and team building skills in an environment separate to the traditional school setting. This excursion increases self confidence and resilience, necessary characteristics to assist students with the rigours of VCE and beyond. The school has been following the tradition of an end of year hike for more than 45 years.
The excursion usually involves students walking cross country in the Victorian Alpine National Park, following the Alpine Walking Track. The highlight of the walk is undoubtedly the view from the peak of Mount Feathertop, one of the highest points in Victoria. Occasionally the hike has visited Wilson’s Promontory National Park.
Students are required to carry everything they need for the week. They work in small groups to prepare meals and share tent accommodation. They need to supply their own food and carry at least 3lt of water each day whilst walking more than 10 kilometres.
The Great Victorian Bike Ride is a fun, friendly and challenging experience. The Great Victorian Bike Ride has been leading people on epic bike riding and camping adventures for over 36 years. Over 30 of these have involved teams from KTHS! The rolling bike festival pedals to a new town each day, setting up camp where we can soak up an afternoon and evening of entertainment and activities including live music, comedy, yoga, an outdoor cinema and much more!
The Great Vic gets students outside and active, develops camaraderie, independence and resilience, and teaches the value of achievement. We have experienced some amazing scenery from all parts of the state, even hopping across the border to start in Robe, SA and Corowa in NSW! But the Great Ocean Road takes the cake as the most amazing place to ride, you see so much more from a saddle than a seat in the car!
Although the Great Victorian Bike ride ranges from toddlers riding in their parent’s trailer through to riders well into their 80’s, it is not a race, but a self-paced ride to take in the experience. Here at KTHS we offer this camp for students in year 9 right through to year 12.
The adventure is fully supported including all meals; police support throughout the ride; student only toilets, showers and camping facilities; luggage transport each day; medical support; and evening activities such as live entertainment, movies and fireworks.
So, have you got what it takes? Apart from the obvious, a bike, helmet and a tent! You just need a sense of adventure and commitment to train to develop your road, biking and physical skills.
At the beginning of the year, Year 7 students embark on a 3 day camp to Camp Kookaburra. The aim of the camp is to help students who come into KTHS from a wide range of primary schools to get to know each other and their teachers, and to build those important socialisation skills of confidence and self-esteem so that their secondary school years get off to a good start.
The students will share cabin accommodation in groups, engage in a variety of fun activities, share responsibility for chores such as table preparations for meals, and have lots of fun together. The three days are filled with fun and challenging activities including; raft building, canoeing, low ropes course, initiatives course, flying fox, indoor climbing and abseiling.