Middle Years camps have occurred since the inclusion of the Middle Years programs at Rostrevor College (1998). The Year 7's participate in a camping experience at The Coorong where sailing, kayaking and bushwalking are developed. The Year 8's attend aquatic and camp living outdoor skills at Port Noarlunga. Year 9 students venture to sites around South Australia to participate in bushwalking, rock climbing, caving and abseiling. All students camp in tents and cook there own food which helps to form a lifetime foundation.
Student's experience a curriculum based on environmental awareness, adventure, outdoor pursuits and leadership. Each individual student participates in a three-day bushwalk, snorkelling and snow skiing sessions, and rock climbing experiences.
LENGTH: 1 Semester
Preferred Background: Year 10
Outdoor Education and a current Senior First Aid Certificate would be an advantage. Subject Description and Rationale:
Outdoor Education involves the learning of outdoor living and recreation skills whilst studying natural history within the natural environment. The course is designed to help students to develop skills, knowledge and attitudes in relation to themselves, other people and the environment.
Outdoor Education focuses on combining theory with practical activities to encourage individuals to understand the relationship between knowledge and experience. The practical activities: first aid, rock climbing and bushwalking, have been constructed into the programme to have minimum impact on the environment, teaching safety, and an environmentally responsible attitude in an enjoyable medium where comfort zones and survival skills are challenged.
It has a fundamental focus on learning in, through, and about the natural environment and provides highly motivating and personally challenging activities.
The course is developed as a progression to Stage 2 Outdoor Education. Note: A cost of $125/term is required to cover both the theoretical and practical aspects of the course.
LENGTH: 2 Semesters Group
1 HR (SAS) Preferred Background:
Subject Description and Rationale:
Stage 2 Outdoor Education involves students in direct interaction with the outdoors through the study of natural objects and challenging, rigorous, problem solving situations that require group co-operation and effectiveness. This experiential aspect of the course, together with demands made on personal and socialising skills, provides a unique medium through which personal development objectives can be met.
A fundamental aspect of Outdoor Education at Stage 2 is our relationship with the natural environment and the development, through nature study and outdoor activities, of a conservation ethic.
This course teaches skills of planning and organisation that will not only lead students to practices of safe conduct in outdoor activities, but will provide a sound basis for a lifelong association with a range of health, leisure and vocational opportunities.
This course culminates in the initiation, planning and conduct of a 'self-reliant expedition' in which small groups of students undertake an outdoor activity lasting several days. Note: A cost of $250/Semester is required to cover both the theoretical and practical aspects of the course.
Compulsory theory topics -