Outdoor Education ATAR
If you did not study Outdoor Education in Year 10, speak to the Head of PE regarding entry into the Course.
Through interaction with the natural world, the Outdoor Education ATAR course aims for students to develop an understanding of their relationships with the environment, others and themselves, and ultimately contribute towards a sustainable world. The integrated approach within this course allows for practical activities, theoretical concepts, and relationships with the environment to be incorporated into a meaningful program of learning. It provides students with an opportunity to develop essential life and physical activity skills, to develop a comprehensive understanding of the environment and develop a positive relationship with nature. The course aims to develop self-awareness and leadership through opportunities to plan for, and facilitate, outdoor experiences. This culinates into 2 multi day expeditions per year.
The course will prepare students for career and employment pathways in areas such as Outdoor Leadership, Environmental Interpretation, Environmental Planning, Facilities Management, Eco-Tourism, Military Service, Outdoor Education, and the many unforeseen areas evolving in the outdoors industry.
Outdoor Education General
Prerequisite: Snorkelling – ability to swim 200m in under 6 mins, tread water for 3 mins. Surfing – run 100m, swim 100m, run 100m in under 5 mins, then tread water for 15 mins
Through interaction with the natural world, Outdoor Education aims to develop a student’s understanding of relationship with the environment, others and themselves. This course focuses on outdoor activities in a range of environments, including surfing and mountain bike riding. It provides students with an opportunity to develop essential life and physical activity skills, and an opportunity to develop a comprehensive understanding of the environment and develop a positive relationship with nature. The course also provides students with opportunities to develop skills that will enable them to pursue personal interests and careers in Outdoor Pursuits, Environmental Management, or Eco-Tourism.
Above: Footage from the 2017 Outdoor Education Shark Bay Excursion.