Outdoor Education has a focus on the impacts we as humans have on the environment not only through theory but many practice activities and trips. These trips also have a direct contribution to the health and wellbeing of students in their physical, emotional and social settings.
Although there is no formal class in the middle school, Outdoor Education plays a major role in year 7 and 9 camps at Marysville and Lake Eildon respectively. These trips have a major focus on building relationships and resilience.
In a VCE setting students have the opportunity to undertake 4 units of Outdoor Education with a range of theoretical and practical components.
Unit 1 visit Wilsons Promontory National Park as part of their studies. This includes an overnight hike, surfing and stand up paddle boarding.
Unit 2 step into the Murray River right in our own backyard for an overnight paddle from Barmah to Vic Park Echuca.
Unit 3 again take on the Mighty Murray in a two night paddle between Picnic Point and Vic Park Echuca.
Unit 4 look at contemporary relationships with the environment finding their way around the Mountain at Falls Creek with a three day, two night ski camp in one of Australia’s most beautiful environments.
To ensure that students love and care for where they live, we also have partnerships with many individuals in our community.