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Normanhurst Boys High School

Normanhurst Boys High School

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Camps and rich experiences

Week long camps to enrich the student learning experience

Students at Normanhurst Boys High School are involved in week long cross-curricular learning experiences. In additional to the opportunity for the rich tasks and hands-on multi-disciplinary learning these create, they also provide the boys with opportunities to bond together and make lifelong friends. These camps are experiences which the boys will never forget.

Camps conducted in various year groups

The following camps will run from 2023.

Stage 4 Great Western Explorer

Year 7s to Bathurst, Katoomba and Wellington Caves

Stage 5 

Year 9s to at Bungarra Alpine Centre and Mount Kosciuszko

Stage 6

Year 11s to Lake Burrendong Crossroads and driver education program

Once Upon A Time – Central West NSW and Jenolan Caves


Prior to 2019, students in Year 7 were taken on an excursion to the Central West of NSW and to Jenolan Caves. The Jenolan Caves excursion had proven to be one of the most rewarding and memorable experiences for the students of the school.

Students spent the first night at the Bathurst Sheep and Cattledrome and then three nights at Jenolan Caves. During the week, they visited Scenic World at Katoomba, relived the past at Hill End and explore around and in the caves at Jenolan. The high point of the excursion was the time spent viewing the show and adventure caves themselves.

The experiences on the excursion, apart from the importance in the personal and social development of the student, were related to school work in all faculty areas. The academic component was complemented by the lessons that students learned in being part of a group, in making friends and in co-operating and being tolerant in a variety of situations. The year 2019 marked 60 years of association between Normanhurst Boys High School and Jenolan Caves.

Unfortunately, this camp has had to be modified due to the accessibility of Jenolan Caves. 

A brief history of the Jenolan Caves excursion (PDF 55 KB) is available.

Typical itinerary



  • Sofala – Town walk and study
  • Hill End – Activities
  • Jenolan Caves – accommodation

Wednesday to Thursday

At Jenolan Caves

  • Adventure caving
  • Show caves
  • Bookwork and research component
  • Video filming and rich task
  • Walks and recreational activities
  • Formal Dinners


Depart Jenolan Caves, arrive school at approximately 5 pm