Sony Camp Training Days

Whilst most Townsville students are counting down this week towards School holidays, senior students at Townsville Grammar School are gearing up as they head towards their very first Townsville Grammar School Sony Foundation Children’s Holiday Camp, which will begin on Saturday 22 September. 

The new Principal of Townsville Grammar School, Mr Timothy Kelly, has introduced the Camp to Grammar this year. Mr Kelly has co-ordinated 15 camps previously at both Toowoomba Grammar School and Churchie in Brisbane.  The camp is partly financed by a grant from The Sony Foundation.  The aim of the Camp is to provide a wonderful opportunity for 20 children with a disability to enjoy the weekend and to form connections in the wider community, with a secondary purpose of senior students from Townsville Grammar School gaining significant life experience as they care for their young guest.  The Camp also provides much needed respite for the families of these children with disabilities.

This week sees Grammar’s Year 11s and 12s engaged in training afternoons.  This year’s Townsville Grammar School Sony Camp is being run in partnership with Cootharinga and Wednesday afternoon will see case workers from Cootharinga training the senior students in how they can be great companions and helpers for the children with disabilities who will be attending the Camp.

Many activities have been planned over the three days, including, sports activities, a chill out zone, big screen movie night, cooking & crafts and general socialising.  However, before the fun can begin the Carers and Helpers all need to be trained in how to best support their guests, hence the need for these training days.

Grammar’s Principal, Mr Timothy Kelly said, “We are very grateful to Cootharinga for their partnership with Townsville Grammar School this year. From the initial meeting onwards their support and enthusiasm for our Sony Camp, has ensured its success. Cootharinga have shared our vision of this being an incredible growth experience for all of the children involved. “

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North Ward Campus
45 Paxton Street
Townsville QLD 4810
(07) 4722 4900

Annandale Campus
1 Brazier Drive
Annandale QLD 4814
(07) 4412 4800

North Shore Campus
70-90 North Shore Bvd
Burdell QLD 4818
(07) 4412 6600


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Mr Timothy Kelly

Mr Timothy Kelly

Townsville Grammar School Principal

Welcome from Mr Timothy Kelly, Principal

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