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Why choose us? - Testimonials

After schools visit the centre they are sent a survey to complete reflecting on their experience. Feedback received in 2015 was again extremely positive. In addition to Wanpa-rda’s feedback survey, some schools took it upon themselves to write to the Education Officer expressing the thorough enjoyment of their 2015 camp.
General Comments
School Surveys all indicated that they were very satisfied with the assistance they received when planning their camp. They believed the price inclusive itineraries were suitable, clearly set out and specifically catered to the school’s needs. The responses conveyed that schools were very satisfied with staff at the centre and felt they were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
“Thanks once again for an amazing camp, we really can’t thank you enough for all your effort and hard work you put in to make the camp as awesome as it is.” – Blair Smith – St Therese’s CPS, Monto.
The kids had an awesome time, they are still raving about it.”  – Alpha State School.
“Our trip was amazing. It changed the life of many of our students.”  – Trinity College Gladstone.
“I would also just like to say a big thank-you to yourself for your dedication and professionalism in running the OEC, you are doing a great job... We will definitely be back again next year, even if I am not in Clermont anymore, as this was a great experience for our students.” – Josh Grant – Clermont SHS.
“Thanks so much for such an excellent camp.  Our kids learn so much from this experience and comments from parents I saw last week reflected the growth of their children in such a small amount of time.” Meredith Grove – G6 St Francis CPS, Tannum Sands.
Programs/ suggestions for improvements
Schools were very happy with the programs they had chosen while attending Wanpa-rda Matilda OEC; carefully designed flexible lessons and supporting material were implemented successfully and all feedback received in this area was extremely positive. Some feedback in this area included;
“All (outcomes) met & much more. Tim had a wealth of knowledge.”  – G7 St Francis CPS, Tannum Sands.
“There is nothing I can think of (suggestions for improvements). Tim Berry is a great coordinator who should be commended for his dedication & professionalism. We will be back again!”– Josh Grant – Clermont SHS.
“It was great for the kids to learn some real-life stuff outdoors – they were really interested in all the activities and info.” – Alycce Wilson – Alpha State School.
“This camp is such a valuable experience for our students” Meredith Grove – G6 St Francis CPS, Tannum Sands.
Facilities and Services
Schools Feedback in 2015 was positive with numerous commendations of the quality, cleanliness and comfort of the facilities. Some comments received in the feedback surveys are;
“Accommodation and amenities were clean, spacious and well laid out.” – Karina Schick – Teelba State School.
“Students and staff were well accommodated with amenities clean and functional” – Meredith Grove – G6 St Francis CPS, Tannum Sands.
In 2015 Mandy Balderson continued on with her third year catering at Wanpa-rda. She provided the already popular menu in addition to a new and improved variety of health conscious meals. 99.11% of overnight school groups took advantage of the well priced home cooked style menu. The most popular catering selection was the ‘all day meal package’ including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and dessert.
“Catering was fantastic! There was ample food of a very high quality, there were no complaints whatsoever!” – Josh Grant – Clermont SHS.
“Food was fantastic – Thanks Mandy! Delicious and served with cheersJAlycce Wilson – Alpha State School.
“Plenty of food. Staff was willing to cater for individual needs.” – Roslyn Penrose – Yarwun State School.