Compulsory Curriculum Program - Year 10

Year 10 Outdoor Education Program 2018

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Year 10 Odyssey Expedition

Odyssey Expedition

The Year 10 Odyssey expedition is a mobile bushwalking journey over seven days through the ancient and beautiful landscape of Wooleen Station in the Murchison region of Western Australia. Wooleen is a cattle station approximately 650 km north north-east of Perth and covers an area of half a million acres.

The whole year group travel to Wooleen together and upon arrival are divided in to 9 groups, with approximately 15 students in each group.

The expedition is largely student run and allows each group to set the tone of their trip based on knowledge and experiences gained on previous outdoor education programs. Each group will have two experienced Outdoor Educators who will facilitate and be responsive to each groups focus.

All groups will be immersed in the landscape and will encounter significant indigenous areas. Students will be visited by a local Wajarri elder who will discuss her life growing up in the Murchison. They will also participate in a unique experience cooking kangaroo tails and damper in the fire.

The overarching objective of the program is to provide a significant and positive experience in the outdoors for all students.

Dates

School departure – Saturday 4 August at 6.00am
School return - Friday 10 August at 5.30pm

The coaches will depart from and return to the Bay View Terrace bus bays. Please arrive fifteen minutes prior to departure and pick

Transport

Transport is by coaches from Horizons West, the St Hilda’s coaster bus and the St Hilda’s people mover.  All vehicles are equipped with seat belts.        

Accommodation

Girls will be sleeping in two to three person tents on foam sleeping mats which are all provided by the School. Tent partners will be organised while on program.

Medical Information

Medical details will be taken from the student records data base.  If your daughter’s medical history has recently changed, please email central.file@sthildas.wa.edu.au

If your daughter is on any prescribed medications, please clearly label them with all relevant details and hand them to the Head of Year before departure.  

It is NOT recommended that your daughter bring over the counter medications to camp.  These may include paracetamol, antihistamines, anti-inflammatories, ibuprofen etc. We need to be aware of all and any medication given to students in our care. A nurse will be on the program at the Wooleen base.

Staffing

Two qualified outdoor instructors and a St Hilda’s staff member will be with each student group. The outdoor instructors will largely be in charge of program facilitation and risk management The St Hilda’s staff will be in charge of pastoral care.

Food

All meals are provides except for lunch while traveling on the coach to Wooleen.

The School accommodates specific medical dietary requirements as indicated on a student’s medical records or the camp sign up form. If students have alternative diets due to lifestyle choices, they will need to be flexible while participating in the outdoor education program. It is becoming unmanageable to accommodate the increasing non-medical food requests we are receiving.

*Students will need to provide lunch and snacks in disposable container on the first day travelling from school to Wooleen.