On Friday, 27th November, Black Diamond Adventures brought the Aussie bush to the Year 8 students of St Dominic’s.

The day kicked off at 8:45am with Acknowledgement of Country, before Year 8 broke off into their Homeroom Groups for the day’s activities.

Students learned how to crack a stockman’s whip, build a stockman’s yard and how to cook damper in a bush oven, as well as learning about the significance of symbols in telling our stories. Competing for House points in each activity, the day culminated in the inaugural Cowboy Cup, which would see all Homerooms use their new knowledge and skills in a medley-style race.

The final race came down to Dharuk and Rice, with two new challengers in the Black Diamond and St Dominic’s staff teams. Ultimately, the St Dominic’s teachers team emerged victorious in the final race, but it was Rice B who had done enough throughout the day to take out the Cowboy Cup.

A huge thank you must go to Rob Mann and the Black Diamond Team for facilitating such a fun and engaging experience for the students!

Thank you to all the St Dominic’s teaching staff who helped run the day. And lastly, a huge thank you to the Year 8 cohort for their effort and enthusiasm on the day!

Until next year!

Mr D’Souza – Dharuk House Coordinator