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 9 Outdoor Education Program consist of the following units:

Advanced Roping Skills, Knot Knowledge, Prussic Lines, Indoor Rock-climbing, Navigation, Orienteering, Bush Craft, Bush Cooking, Bush Walking, Experiential Learning Activities & Philosophy, Indigenous Studies, Place-Based Learning, Fire Building and Snorkelling. 

The course culminates in a 4 day/3 night camp at Collie that will include 40km bushwalking on the Bibbulumun Track and the Wellington Spur Trail, river crossing, rock-climbing and abseiling of Wellington Dam Quarry.

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)
  • 4 minutes treading water
  • 7m underwater swim

Also required are:

  • A genuine interest in outdoor activities and the environment.
  • PCC ODE Rashie (available from the Uniform Shop).
  • School Tracksuit Pants. (Compulsory for all roping modules.)

Additional Course Fee

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




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