To provide a rich and supportive education for powerful learners to develop the qualities to successfully pursue future opportunities, and the personal capacity for social and intercultural engagement.
Every student will graduate as an engaged global citizen to meet the challenges of a changing world.
Distinction, Diversity, Respect
- Creating a community of learners
- Developing students intellectually, socially and morally
- International learning
- Ethical learning
- A focus on quality
Outdoor Education provides opportunities for students to develop self confidence,teamwork and environmental awareness through outdoor adventure skills.
Outdoor Education offers students the chance to be involved in a wide range of outdoor adventure activities that include Rock Climbing, Caving, Aquatics, Bushwalking, Snow Skiing and Cycling.
Emphasis is on team skills, as well as the development of self-confidence through achievement in the face of challenge and sometimes adversity.
OUTCOMES FOR STUDENTS
Develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for safe and enjoyable participation in outdoor activities that have minimal impact on the environment and the need for its conservation.
Develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that contribute to working as a group member while keeping the importance of self development in mind.
Demonstrate skills and knowledge in a variety of outdoor activities.
Complete overnight tent/camping opportunities in a bushland setting.
Be aware of potential hazards and risks in the outdoors and take the necessary precautions.
Learn, as a part of practical activities about aspects of the immediate natural environment.
Demonstrate positive attitudes and behaviour towards the natural environment and its conservation.
Demonstrate skills needed to live and travel with minimum impact on outdoor environments.
Demonstrate a sense of responsibility towards other people, and be aware of the need for group members to rely on each other in the outdoors.
Be familiar with appropriate equipment, as well as techniques for the safe use, care and maintenance of that equipment, in the selected outdoor activities.
Use a variety of school based facilities and resources such as tents, cooking stoves, wet weather jackets, sleeping mats, compasses, maps, and a school bus.
Visit and appreciate a variety of community venues including National Parks, a climbing gym, theLinearPark, various Aquatic Centres and numerous wilderness sites.
Specific skills are taught in various activities, which enable students to be independent participants in those activities for life. This fosters a focus on positive lifestyle choices and a respect for environmental conservation, so that future generations may also have the opportunity to be involved in these exciting leisure pursuits.
Outdoor Education is offered at Year 9, Year 10 and Stage 1 and Stage 2. As a “line” subject, Outdoor Education is a choice subject where the costs of excursions and camps are invoiced to the student’s caregiver.