Outdoor Education

By For more information - Mr Titchener | Posted: Saturday July 31, 2021

LEVEL ONE

Code: L1OED

Course of Study

You will have the opportunity to improve personal skills such as self confidence, responsibility, setting goals, meeting new challenges, resilience, trust, communication, teamwork, leadership and environmental awareness. We will use the outdoor mediums of flat water kayaking on either the pool or lake, adventure based learning, low and high ropes, rock climbing and abseiling on the school tower, tramping and navigation. There will also be a service project in the local Geraldine community.

You will also learn trip preparation and planning skills, health and safety considerations, and weather interpretation.

An overview of what learning will take place in the course as well as what skills and capabilities will be taught. This blurb should be trying to engage the students to choose this course and why it is valuable to them.

Assessment

  • US weather / Land safety / maps (3 credits)
  • US Orienteering (1 credit)
  • US Flatwater kayaking (2 credits)
  • AS 90962 1.1 Participate actively in a variety of physical activities and explain factors that influence own participation. (5 credits Logbook / google form)
  • AS 90964 1.3 Demonstrate quality movement in the performance of a physical activity. (3 credits Practical performance assessment)
  • AS 90968 1.7 Demonstrate, and show understanding of, responsible behaviour for safety during outdoor education activities. (3 credits)

17 credits total.

Costs

TBC

Entry Criteria

Willingness to learn and get along with others. Can swim 50m.


LEVEL TWO

Code: L2OED

Course of Study 

You will have the opportunity to improve personal skills such as self-confidence, responsibility, risk management, setting goals and meeting challenges, communication, teamwork, leadership and environmental awareness. You also learn physical skills in areas of kayaking, high ropes, rafting, rock climbing, abseiling, service, bush-craft and snow caving/mountain- craft. You will not miss a great deal of school time as there is an afternoon dedicated to Outdoor Education. There is a two-day tramp at the start of the year. Expect one week away from school at the end of Term 1 kayaking and tramping. There will be 1 day of skiing/snowboarding up on Mt Dobson. You will be expected to keep up with your school work following the Outdoor Education trips. 

Assessment

Unit Standards at Level 2: 20 credits

Costs 

TBC

Entry Criteria 

Is open to Year 12 students who have an interest in Outdoor Education. Entry to this course is at the discretion of the Head of Outdoor Education and the Principal. Factors taken into account may include behaviour, attitudes and attendance prior to application.


LEVEL THREE

Code: L2OED

Course of Study 

You will extend and take the skills learned in Level 2 to a higher level. There is a strong emphasis on expedition planning and participation. Throughout the course personal growth and understanding of self-confidence, responsibility, risk management, setting goals and meeting challenges, communication, teamwork, leadership and environmental awareness. You also learn physical skills in areas of kayaking/rafting, high ropes, service, rock climbing and abseiling. There is also a First Aid Course available. You will have an afternoon each week dedicated to Outdoor Education. There is one week away from school at the end of Term 1 and a week-long tramp in Term 2 or 3. Students will receive a season pass and will have 6 days of skiing/snowboarding up on Mt Dobson. You will be expected to keep up with your school work following the Outdoor Education trips.

Assessment 

Unit Standards Level 2: 1 credit Unit Standards Level 3: 20 credits available.

Costs 

TBC

Entry Criteria 

Open to all Year 13 students. If you have not completed Year 12 Outdoor Education, a discussion with Mr Titchener will be needed. A good understanding of the commitment to the course will be needed before starting this course. 


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