The Year 11 Outback trip is a long standing tradition at Oxley College. Each year the Year 11 students spend two weeks on the road travelling to remote areas. The trip is long and at times made deliberately arduous. All students are expected to contribute to the success of the journey. Thus, cooking for and serving everyone is done by each team of six for a two-day period, as is packing and cleaning. The trip includes hikes in places such as Kata Tjuta and The Flinder’s Ranges, as well as a basketball game with the children of Ooodnadatta. The experience, coming as it does at the end of Term three, is meant to help the year group to be more cohesive and resilient before they begin their final year at Oxley.