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PERTH COLLEGE LEADERSHIP CAMP 2021

LAUNCHING PERTH COLLEGE LEADERSHIP CAMP 2021

What Is PCLC All About?

Perth College Leadership Camp was founded in 2018 between Perth College and Burn Bright. In 2021 we are proud to announce that Perth College Leadership Camp will run for its fourth year. PCLC is a highly interactive, challenging and motivating program that brings together students from across Western Australia. The program focuses on developing personal character and a sense of value, identity and purpose whilst also enhancing leadership and character resiliency skills.

Over four jam-packed days, PCLC will delve into values, grit, service and vision  to enable leadership growth and development. What makes PCLC come alive is the small group experience enabling mentored discussion and reflection. This unique opportunity allows students to unpack the highly engaging keynote speakers, interactive seminars and outdoor team challenges that make up the remainder of the program.

“PCLC has been amazing. It’s allowed me to create new connections and strengthen old ones. I’ve furthered myself as a person, especially in regards to my values, grit, service and vision for myself and the world.”

2020 PCLC Student

WHEN?

18th – 21st

JANUARY 2021

WHERE?

PERTH COLLEGE

MT LAWLEY, PERTH

WA

WHO?

PERTH COLLEGE

YEAR 11 & YEAR 12

In the 2021 Calendar Year

COST?

$200

The price for Perth College Girls includes all accommodation, meals, venue hire, a resource folder and all camp activities!

Student Applications For 2021

NEW STUDENTS

If you wish to apply to attend PCLC 2021 you will need to complete the application form in the link below. Once you have applied you will receive an email to confirm your acceptance and complete your student profile. Once this has been submitted your application will be complete. APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

RETURNING STUDENTS:

Returning student applications for 2021 are now open. To apply as a returning student you must have attended PCLC in 2020. Complete the application form in the link below and select that you are a returning student (you attended PCLC in 2020) and then complete the registration form by following the links. Once this form has been submitted your application will be complete.

If you have any questions about PCLC or the application process please contact our office at (02) 8070 9217 OR PCLC@BurnBright.org.au.

Mentor Applications For 2021

To apply to be a mentor you MUST no longer be at school in 2021 and you must live in WA or be certain you will be in WA at the time of PCLC (with COVID border restrictions). If you wish to apply to attend PCLC as a mentor 2021 you will need to complete the application form in the link below. Once you have applied you will receive an email to confirm your form has been submitted. Closer to the time of the camp Burn Bright and Perth College will select the most suitable mentors for 2021.

PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL MENTORS WHO APPLY MAY BE ACCEPTED AS WE HAVE A CAP ON OUR MENTOR NUMBERS.

If you have any questions about PCLC or the application process please contact our office at (02) 8070 9217 OR PCLC@BurnBright.org.au.

MENTOR APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN HERE

WHAT DO THE STUDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED PCLC SAY ABOUT IT?

“PCLC has made me more confident in myself and my abilities. I want to do more for the people around me and take every opportunity I have.”  

Claire, Year 11 2020 Student

“PCLC improved my confidence and made me more comfortable in my own skin. I feel as if my outlook on life is more positive and I can do anything.”  

Jorja, Year 11 2020 Student

“It has taught me the importance of authenticity and valuing myself. Taking care of who I am and being proud of that!”

Sarah, Year 11 2020 Student

AN UPDATE ON COVID-19 & PCLC

At this stage PCLC is still going ahead as planned in 2021. However, we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely, should COVID-19 restrictions prevent PCLC from going ahead then a full refund will be issued to all girls.

Depending on the COVID-19 restrictions in WA at the time of PCLC we will ensure that all government and Perth College requirements are followed at all times during the camp. A COVID-19 management plan will be created and communicated to all staff and students before coming to PCLC, which will outline the measures that will be in place during camp.

WHAT HAPPENED AT PERTH COLLEGE LEADERSHIP CAMP 2020

WHAT DO PARENTS HAVE TO SAY?

“You’ve clearly had an enormous impact on most, if not all, of the attendees. Seems as though it was four days very well spent, and a great way to kick off year 12. Thank you for the love and care that you all showed for the girls.”

“Mother of a 2018 Year 12 Student.”

What Happens at PCLC?

Values, Grit, Service, Vision

Each day at PCLC is framed around a particular theme; values, grit, service and vision. Each of these themes we believe form the foundation of leadership. To help us explore the particular theme of the day the program (see below) is written to enhance, excite and challenge students understanding. We don’t just operate in the realm of ideas though, we believe in being able to take these ideas and apply them into leadership straight away!

The Program

The program is jam packed and designed to make the most of the 4 days we have together. Throughout the 4 days students are broken into small groups of about 10 other students. These small groups are lead by 2 to 3 mentors who are specifically chosen by Burn Bright and Perth College. The program is designed to have a variety of elements to create a holistic experience for everyone who attends. Each day students participate in small group discussions, large teamwork based group challenges, listen to inspiring speakers from around Australia  and are challenged and encouraged to think about what leadership means for them.

Our Speakers

In previous years a wide and diverse range of speakers have shared their story with students at PCLC. Past speakers included Marie Anne-Keffe, Anne O’Neil, Luisa Wing, Dean Dell’oro and Tracy Vo! There are lots of surprises in store for 2021! Watch this space.

Our Team

Our fabulous and amazing team are the people who bring PCLC to life! We are lucky to have Burn Bright volunteers and Perth College Old Girls who come from all parts of Australia and New Zealand. These people give up their time because they understand and know the impact PCLC has on young people. Many of the mentor team first experienced a Burn Bright camp as a delegate and have been doing everything they can to come back and serve the next generation of young people!

Some Key Questions Answered

Do All Young People Get Accepted To Attend PCLC

PCLC ’21 has a maximum capacity of 100 student attendees, including 12 returning delegates from the past year’s camp. Generally the first 100 young people to be nominated will be accepted. If an application is declined, full payment will be returned.

Who Should Attend PCLC?

Any Perth College girl in year 11 or year 12 in 2021 who wishes to invest a week of their school holidays in building strong relationships, wants to better understand who they are and what they stand for, and who desires to enhance their leadership potential, should attend.

What Supervision Structures Are in Place at PCLC?

PCLC has an adult to student ratio of 1:4. We ensure that we have a highly trained and skilled group of volunteers and Burn Bright employees who are on hand to ensure the experience is unforgettable for all students who attend. During the camp students are broken into a small group of about 10 other students with 2 dedicated adult leaders. We have a camp counsellor on site 24/7 for any issues that may arise during the time away at camp. It is a requirement that every leader and team member who steps onsite at PCLC has a valid Working With Children Check and has passed a National Police Check.

RETURNING STUDENTS

In 2021 we will be opening a limited number of student spots to girls who attended PCLC in 2020 and would like to return to serve the new group of PCLC girls. The program is specifically designed for these girls to take their learnings from 2020 and build upon them to continue growing their leadership capacity. To be eligible for the returning students program girls MUST have attended PCLC in 2020 and MUST still be at school in 2021. Girls can apply for this program through the student nomination form.

MENTOR POSITIONS

In 2021 we get to open up mentor positions to old Perth College girls and anyone who has attended PCLC in the past and has left school we encourage them to apply for a mentoring role. We do however have a maximum capacity of 24 Junior Mentors and Lead Mentors in total. To apply to be a mentor you MUST no longer be at school in 2021. If you wish to apply to attend PCLC as a mentor for 2021 you will need to complete the application form you can find in the link above. Please note that given the restricted numbers of possible mentors not all mentors that apply will be given a mentoring position. Mentors will be chosen based upon a set of criteria developed by Burn Bright and Perth College.