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

Early Learning to Year 12

Head of Outdoor Education - Edition 13 - 2021

Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Expeditions

The following expeditions are available during Terms 3 and 4. Information packs can be collected from the OED office or follow the link for each trip.

Saturday 4 to Monday 6 September - Three-day introduction to Rockclimbing conducted in the Adelaide Hills and local indoor venues. Suitable for Bronze and Silver students. This trip is currently full.

Friday 24 to Tuesday 28 September - Four days of Rockclimbing at the world-famous Mt Arapiles in Victoria. Suitable for Bronze to Gold students with prior rock climbing experience. Alternative climbing in South Australia, including the Bluff at Victor Harbor from Saturday 25 to Monday 27 September will occur if border restrictions remain in place.

Friday 24 to Tuesday 28 September - Four days of Bushwalking, possibly in the Grampians. Suitable for Bronze to Gold students. Alternative climbing in South Australia at Deep Creek from Saturday 25 to Monday 27 September will occur if border restrictions remain in place.

Sunday 24 to Tuesday 26 October - Three days of Kayaking on Katarapko Creek between Berri and Loxton.

Wednesday 3 to Monday 15 December - New Zealand Multi-Activity Expedition. Full. There is a waitlist for available places. Dependant on Trans-Tasman Travel Bubble.

Year 12 Katarapko Creek Kayaking

Prior to lockdowns, the Year 12 Outdoor Ed students completed a self-reliant kayaking trip to Katarapko Creek between Berri and Loxton in the Riverland. The trip was an alternative to the planned Wardang Island circumnavigation, at sea off Port Victoria on the Yorke Peninsula, which had to be relocated due to unfavourable wind and sea conditions.

The students displayed abdicratic leadership, superb organisation, self-reliance and were totally empowered with almost no staff direction dictating their performance. A great credit to the students involved.

Year 8/9 Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Program

If students wish to join the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Program and participate in expeditions they need to register and set up an ORB (Online Record Book). Information and Links are below. Normally we would have over 60% of the year cohort involved in this exciting and rewarding program.

Information about the Award can be viewed here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX09zAStCGg or follow this link to Duke of Ed information to register and set up Online Record Book (ORB).

Gordon Begg
Head of Outdoor Education