A Uniting Church coeducational independent day and boarding school in Adelaide,
South Australia

Early Learning to Year 12

Head of Outdoor Education - Edition 13 - 2020

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Expeditions for Years 9 to 12

The following expeditions are available for the remainder of this year. Information packs can be collected from the OED office or follow the link for each trip.

Years 8/9 Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

If students wish to join the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and participate in expeditions, they need to register and set up an ORB (Online Record Book).

Information and Links follow. Normally we would have over 60% of the year cohort involved in this exciting and rewarding program.

All Year 9 students are now completing a free-choice expedition to replace the postponed Term 2, Year 9 Camp.

Information about the Award can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX09zAStCGg

or the Westminster version can be viewed by students here: https://inspire.westminster.sa.edu.au/Play/OutdoorEducation/Pages/default.aspx

Year 7 and 8 Camp Activities

The postponed Year 7 and 8 Camps for Term 2 were rescheduled and modified to occur this term.

Year 7 students were involved in a two-day camp completing walking, climbing and high rope activities and experienced an introduction to camp craft and successful group work in teams at Douglas Scrub campsite.

Year 8 students undertook the Westminster Challenge activities at Mylor and experienced the outdoor delights of orienteering in Kuipto Forest, and climbing and abseiling in the revamped Onkaparinga Gorge.

These experiences were valuable experiences in the progressive Outdoor Education program to develop an appetite to undertake challenging activities and develop successful group work, leadership and resilience.

Year 7 Camp

Year 8 Camp

Gordon Begg
Head of Outdoor Education