School Camps

Camps are seen as an integral part of the Sunshine College curriculum as they enable students to explore, extend and enrich their learning and their social skill development, in a non-school setting.

Our college camps are designed to engage students, build confidence and to build relationships with peers and teachers. The Sunshine College values of learning, growth, wellbeing and relationships are further reflected within our school camps.

Camps may have a cultural, environmental or outdoor emphasis and are an important aspect of the educational programs offered at our school.

Our school camps include:

  • Year 7 camp at Sunny Stones

  • Year 7 Sleepover at School

  • Deaf Facility camp

  • Year 10 Gold Coast camp

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The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)

Every Victorian child should have access to the world of learning opportunities that exist beyond the classroom. The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) helps ensure that no student will miss out on the opportunity to join their classmates for important, educational and fun activities.


The CSEF provides payments for eligible students to attend activities like:

  • school camps or trips

  • swimming and school-organised sport programs

  • outdoor education programs

  • excursions and incursions

CSEF is provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities.


Who can apply?

If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. A special consideration category also exists for asylum seeker and refugee families.


The allowance is paid to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the benefit of your child.

The annual CSEF amount per student is:

  • $125 for primary school students

  • $225 for secondary school students

How to apply

New applicants should contact the school office to obtain a CSEF application form or download from the Department of Education's website.

If you applied for the CSEF at Sunshine College in 2020, you do not need to complete an application form in 2021 unless there has been a change in your family circumstances.

You only need to complete an application form if any of the following changes have occurred:

  • new student enrolments; your child has started or changed schools in 2021 or you did not apply in 2020.

  • changed family circumstances; such as a change of custody, change of name, concession card number, or new siblings commencing at the school in 2021.

Check with the school office if you are unsure.

For more information about CSEF, please visit the Department of Education Victoria's website.

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