A Uniting Church coeducational independent day and boarding school on Kaurna Country, Adelaide, South Australia

Early Learning to Year 12

Head of Outdoor Education - Edition 9 - 2021

Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Expeditions

The following expeditions are available during Terms 2, 3 and 4. Information packs can be collected from the OED office or follow the link for each trip.

Saturday 25 to Tuesday 29 June - Four-day Bushwalk in the scenic and rugged Edeowie Gorge near Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges. Suitable for all levels.

Saturday 3 to Saturday 10 July - Telemark Cross Country Ski Trip near Falls Creek staying in a mountain hut and exploring alpine regions on skis. Suitable for experienced students.

Friday 6 to Sunday 8 August - Three-day introduction to Mountain Bike riding on established bike trails in the Adelaide Hills. Suitable for Bronze or Silver students.

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.

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.

Friday 24 to Tuesday 28 September - Four days of Bushwalking, possibly on KI world-famous Coastline. Suitable for Bronze to Gold students. TBC.

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 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.

Some students are completing the Mt Remarkable Bushwalk this June long weekend as part of the program. Other opportunities are available in Term 3 from the list above.

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).

Year 12 Outdoor Education Sea Kayaking

During June and July Year 12 Outdoor Education students will undertake two sea kayaking expeditions. The first will conducted between Myponga Beach and Cape Jervis visiting towering cliffs, sea caves and secluded beaches. The more adventurous will then conduct an open crossing to Goose and Wardang Islands off Port Victoria on Yorke Peninsula.

These trips are a culmination of the skills developed in the school pool and local surf kayaking sessions at Moana.

A similar trip happened in 2020 and a video of the expedition can be viewed below.

Gordon Begg
Head of Outdoor Education