Outdoor Education

The principle aim of Outdoor Education is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and motivation to pursue outdoor activities in a safe and responsible manner. Students will develop awareness of minimum impact techniques and responsibility for self, others and the environment. Leadership, cooperation, communication and teamwork are emphasized through various challenges.

Outdoor Education is open for everyone. There is no pre-requisite to have previously done it in either Year 8 or Year 9.  However, there is a strong transition from Year 9 to the Year 10 Program.

The skills learnt throughout the Year 10 ODE Program, offer a great foundation for both the Sport & Recreation and VET Courses offered in Years 11 and 12.

The Year 10 Outdoor Education Program consist of the following units:

  • Mountain Biking
  • Bush Cooking including Nutrition & Meal Planning for Expedition
  • Bush Craft
  • Bushwalking
  • Conservation
  • Experiential Learning Activities & Philosophy
  • First Aid
  • Indigenous Cultural Studies
  • Navigation: Route Planning.
  • Place-Based Learning
  • Risk-Management Strategies and Application.

End of Year Expedition:  5 Days.  It is a culmination of all modules throughout the year.

Course Requirements:

Students will need to complete a swim competency test in class. This will consist of the following:

  • 200m continuous swim with NO assistance. (No floatation Aids, kickboards, fins/flippers or wetsuits etc)
  • 5min treading water
  • 10m underwater swim

Ability to ride a bike with confidence.

Students that have not participated in ODE before need to have a willingness to work hard on skills that have been taught in previous years. Ie) Navigation skills.

A genuine interest in outdoor activities and a welfare for the environment.

Additional Course Fee:  Approximately $450.  Cost is subject to change and includes all excursions and end of year camp.





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