But if you answered 'No' to any of these… I ask you WHY??????!!!!!! Why wouldn’t you want to discover what you can do and become??? Give Outdoor Ed a try!
Below is taste of the many experiences the course offers:
Through interaction with the natural world, the Outdoor Education course aims to develop an understanding of our relationships with the environment, others and ourselves, and ultimately contribute towards a sustainable world. The integrated approach within this course allows for practical activities, theoretical concepts, and relationship with the environment to be incorporated into a meaningful program of learning. It provides students with an opportunity to develop essential life skills and physical activity skills, an opportunity to develop a comprehensive understanding of the environment and develop a positive relationship with nature. The course aims to develop self-awareness and leadership through opportunities to plan for, and facilitate, outdoor experiences. The course will prepare students who are thinking of a career and employment pathways in areas such as outdoor leadership, environmental interpretation, environmental planning, facilities management, eco-tourism, military service, outdoor education, and the many unforeseen areas evolving in the outdoors industry. It will also offer a great foundation for both the Sport & Recreation and VET Courses offered in Years 11 and 12.
Prerequisite: Outdoor Education is open for everyone! There is no prerequisite 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.
Students will need to complete a swim competency test in class. This will consist of the following:
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.
Course Fee: Approximately $450 (cost is subject to change- includes all excursions and end of year Expedition.)
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