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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 College has camps for every year level.

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.

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 2023, you do not need to complete an application form in 2024 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 2024 or you did not apply in 2023.

  • changed family circumstances; such as a change of custody, change of name, concession card number, or new siblings commencing at the school in 2024.

If you are unsure, you can call Sunshine College on (03) 8311 5200 during school hours to discuss.

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

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CSEF 2024

Complete the form and return it to the school before 28 June 2024.

Find the application forms on the Department of Education's website

You can also pick up a pre-printed copy from the school's front office.

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