Our Mimburi Campus, located in Belli Park, is almost 300 acres of rolling hills bordered on the south by Belli Creek, and to the west by the Mary River. These waterways are home to the Mary River Cod, Mary River Turtle, Platypus, Australian Lungfish and the endangered Giant Barred Frog. Likewise, Kites, Sea Eagles and the majestic Wedge Tailed Eagle frequent our skies. Alongside these native species, the property is also an operational cattle farm, which is an extension of the NDSHS’s agricultural program further promoting environmentally sustainable practices. This area holds much history for the indigenous people of the land, visible through the Bora Ring and Scarred Trees on site.
Mimburi presents a unique educational opportunity to visitors with its combination of environmental value, growing agri-business, outdoor education activities and wide open spaces conducive to all manner of curriculum extension programs. Noosa District SHS is continually working toward blending comfortable yet rustic facilities, with the requirements of modern educational practices, and presenting learning challenges to 21st century learners that strip back the sometimes overly technological lifestyles we are now immersed in.
The property has undergone significant infrastructure improvements to facilitate day visits, overnight camps and a range of activities and educational experiences. Many groups not only from NDSHS, but also nearby schools, community groups, corporate groups and university programs have already made the most of current facilities, property features, history and the quiet beauty this campus has to offer. These opportunities have all enhanced participants educational outcomes, brought groups closer together and allowed individuals to reconnect with a back to basics environment they have thoroughly enjoyed – for a few hours or a few days.
The Bendigo Bank sees great community value in the educational opportunities available at Mimburi and have committed financial support for the ongoing development of facilities and programs. We have also established strong partnerships with the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee (MRCCC), Noosa Landcare and the Sunshine Coast Regional Council to assist in developing sustainable, environmental practices. This includes the eradication of undesirable flora such as cats claw, major replanting along the waterways to replenish the riparian zones, frog counting, fauna studies, monitoring for feral species and delivering environmental education opportunities to students and visitors. To date more than 10,000 new plants have placed in 3 separate revegetation zones.
Mimburi is designed to offer unique and individualised programs for groups with current capacity for up to 60 people for overnight camping on our “Tent platforms” based at 2 separate camping sites, with additional capacity for “expedition” style camping in hikers tents at remote campsites on the property. There is also the option to use your own tents. Our main campsite and base for day use has full toilet and shower facilities at close hand, including a disability access bathroom, kitchen, dining facilities and a classroom, whilst the second campsite caters for a more "rustic" experience with bush kitchen, toilets and a large undercover area. Both Day and Overnight Camps can be effectively designed with support from our Mimburi Campus Teacher who can work with you to develop a program specifically suited the needs of your group.
- Mountain Biking on our purpose built trails using our fleet of 30 high quality mountain bikes
- Archery at our purpose built Archery Range
- Orienteering with our range of courses mapped on our specific orienteering maps of the site
- Raft Building in the Mary River
- Team Building Challenges and Games – we have an ever growing range of these
- Mini “Expeditions”
- Survival Skills
- Curriculum specific programs that are enhanced by the environment, resources and history on offer at our unique campus – please approach us with your own ideas. We have already supported camps and day visits linked to the Australian Curriculum within Literature, Art, Science, Technology and HASS
The Australian Curriculum importantly recognises that the 21st Century skills such as collaboration, creative thinking and problem solving are vital to prepare our young people for an ever changing world and society. These General Capabilities embedded within the Australian Curriculum are a feature at our Mimburi Campus and through its programs and unique setting we will help develop these skills in our young people, as well as connecting them to the environment, each other and social issues.
We hope to welcome you one day soon.
Mimburi Campus Location
Phone: (07) 5472 2222
280 Newspaper Hill Rd,
PO Box 564
Cooroy QLD 4563
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