Approx Cost:
$180 paid in three instalments. The cost of suitable personal clothing must be met by the students.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is not needed for this course
Entry Requirements:

Open. A genuine interest and prior experience in outdoor pursuits is an advantage.  Due to the activities involved a high standard of personal responsibility is required.  A gear list is provided prior to the course. A mountain bike will be needed.

There is a limited number of places in this course. There will be a selection process held in Term 4. Students will be informed of the process in Term 4.

Laptop is optional

Course Outline:

This is an introductory course, with practical sessions done within school time as much as possible.  There are no overnight trips.  Unit Standards are offered in kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and orienteering.  Two Achievement Standards will also be assessed to do with performance behaviour in the outdoors.

Where Does It Lead:

The course will be valuable for students who want to improve self-confidence and communication skills.  It leads directly into Outdoor Education in Year 12, where some of the topics are explored further and new ones introduced.  The Year 12 and 13 courses have overnight trips.


For further information see:
Mr D Aitken.