Outdoor Education makes a valuable contribution to the complete education of students as it provides experiences, challenges and skills which may lead to life-long recreational pursuits.
The aim of this programme can be summed up as "Growing, Living and Learning". In facing challenges, students mature in their attitudes toward themselves; and in living with other students of the same level, they appreciate better the strengths of others. This programme is designed to be a learning experience.
The challenge is tailored to meet the needs and capabilities of the students. Camps are organised for Year 4 (one day), Year 5 (three days) and Year 6 (four days) at which the students are accommodated in huts. Year 7 students have the opportunity to enjoy a seven day interstate trip to Tasmania.
The aims of the camps are for students and staff to appreciate each other and interact in different environments designed to provide opportunities for learning experiences outside the normal classroom.
The Year 8 camp is held during the first few weeks of the year and is designed to assist both new and former
The Year 9 and 10 camps are adventure training. Students live in tents and prepare and cook their own meals. They are introduced to outdoor activities and initiative problem solving exercises: orienteering, canoeing, abseiling, climbing, hiking and first aid are some of the activities introduced.
In Year 11, students may choose from a range of activities offered. Activities include hiking, climbing, rafting, sailing, canoeing and community service.