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.

The Year 8 Outdoor Education Program consist of the following units:

Bushcraft, bush cooking, bushwalking, experiential learning activities and philosophy, indigenous cultural studies, fire building, navigation, orienteering, place-based learning, roping, abseiling and an overnight camp at Sandy Cape in Term 2.

 Course Requirements:

  • Students will need to complete a swim competency test in class. This will consist of a 200m continuous swim with NO assistance (no floatation Aids, kickboards, fins/flippers or wetsuits etc), 3 minutes treading water and a 7m underwater swim.
  • A genuine interest in outdoor activities and the environment
  • School tracksuit pants (compulsory for all roping modules)

Additional Course Fee

  • Approximately $450 (cost is subject to change and includes all excursions and the camp)


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