What’s Been Happening in Outdoor Education?
Outdoor Education is an exciting subject that teaches students new skills and allows them to have fun outdoor experiences.
At the end of last term and over the holidays, Years 11 and 12 students have been fortunate to take these skills outside of the school gates.
In Week 10 of Term 1, Year 12 students visited the Margret River region for Surf Camp. They began the camp at Contos campsite, then a couple of days later took a bushwalk to their second campsite. The girls spent their days surfing and completing practical and written tasks for their Outdoor Education course.
Over the holiday break, Year 11 students went to Shark Bay for their Sea Trek Expedition, where they sailed between beach campsites and took part in activities over the six days they were away. The activities and locations the girls visited were guided by the expedition planners they completed throughout Term 1 classes. While they were away, the girls completed journal reflections of their days at sea, took on leadership roles in their small teams and were assessed on their sailing.
We asked some of the girls what their highlights of the expeditions were. Here’s what they had to say:
Year 12 Surf Camp:
“Surfing Gas Bay Reef while it was raining felt like we were in a movie scene. That will always be a core memory for me.” Alice Gosper
“Not only did I have the best time and the biggest smile on my face, but I also felt supported and motivated. I was able to get out of my comfort zone and test my limits. I realised I’m capable of so much more than I think.” Rahni Sicree
“I was thinking I might get abs from all the surfing on this camp, but it turns out I think I might get abs from all the laughing.” Reeve Misiuepa
Year 11 Sea Trek:
“We got to see so much wildlife. Turtles, stingrays, sharks, crabs, fish, and dolphins. It was amazing and an opportunity I’d never had before.” Stella Wessels
“Sea Trek this year was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I treasured, and I’m very grateful to have experienced it with my friends.” Evie Wedge
“At the start of the camp, our group wasn’t super close, but after the week of working together, our class is closer than ever.” Jessica Buck
Expeditions like these are wonderful experiences for our girls to put their in-class learning into practice and to try something new. Thank you to the Outdoor Education teachers who made these excursions possible with their planning and involvement!