A Uniting Church coeducational independent day and boarding school in Marion, South Australia
Early Learning to Year 12

Head of Outdoor Education - Edition 3 - 2019

Semester 1 Expeditions

Please find downloads below for the expeditions in Semester 1.

Year 8 Camp

Please download the information PDF below for the Year 8 Camp for all Year 8 students, being held in Week 2 of Term 2.

Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Program - Information for Year 9 Students

Due to demand we are releasing the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award registration information for all Year 9 students. Interested students need to return registration forms to the Senior School Office or the Outdoor Education office.

Calendar and Website

Our updated Outdoor Education website has been developed and provides another platform to find out about the opportunities available at Westminster including all consent forms for all Outdoor Education and Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions.

You can access the website at https://inspire.westminster.sa.edu.au/Play/OutdoorEducation/Pages/default.aspx

Tasmania 2019

In December we are planning for a group of Duke of Edinburgh's Award students to complete the famous Walls of Jerusalem walking circuit, a day of white-water kayaking on the Derwent River and then a few days of rock-climbing at the coastal area of Freycinet. These end-of-year trips are a great culminating experience for students who are keen to pursue their involvement in expeditions in environments totally diverse from SA.

View the video here of the 2017 Adventure https://youtu.be/PTbCDaeAvf4

Westventure

The first three of the Westventure camps for 2019 were a great introduction to the school year for over 100 students from six Houses. The weather has tested the students and staff with the flexibility of the program proving that the student outcomes can be achieved despite a degree of modification and adapting to deal with heat or strong winds.

Students have excelled in 5km and 17 km running/jogging/walking activities, kayaking and sailing instruction, two significant two to three day expeditions and a wealth of learning activities that foster growth, development and self-discovery.

The Outdoor Education Staff have been impressed with the start and this has been re-enforced by the many visitors, including the Principal, Head of Senior School, Heads of House and school House leaders who have visited the Westventure campus.