Outdoor Education

The Outdoor Education programme complements the academic and co-curricular life of the School.

Designed to promote enjoyment of and respect for the Australian outdoors, the programme provides students with the opportunity to develop both skills and knowledge for responsible interaction with their environment.

The Junior School Camping programme includes students visiting and/or staying in places such as Sovereign Hill in Ballarat, Kangaroo Island, the Murray Lands, the Adelaide Hills and the Mid North of South Australia.

The base for the Outdoor Education programme in the Middle School is Old Watulunga, a 17 hectare property on the Finniss River, 75 kilometres south of Adelaide. Students in Years 7, 8 and 10 participate in camps based at Old Watulunga and develop skills in kayaking, sailing, bushwalking, rock climbing, and orienteering. Year 9 students undertake a camp on Yorke Peninsula. Activities include coastal exploration, bushwalking and aquatic pursuits.

Senior School students can study Outdoor and Environmental Education as a SACE Stage 1 and Stage 2 subject.