Compulsory Curriculum Program - Year 3

Year 3 Outdoor Education Day

Year 3 is the first year of Outdoor Education at St Hilda’s. The program is a full day excursion to the Penguin Island.

A strong theme of all Junior School Outdoor Education is allowing the students the opportunity to learn while they experience a place. We encourage student driven exploration and investigation to help create a level of comfort in the natural environment. Starting at Year 3 sets a fantastic foundation for the development of their Outdoor Education experience which culminates in Year 10 at Wooleen Station.

The Year 3 Outdoor Education day will be held on Tuesday 20th November. Students will be split into two groups and will participate in the following:

  • Penguin Feeding: Enjoy a 20 minute viewing and interpretive session with the Little Penguins at the Discovery Centre hosted by a DEC ranger. Students will learn all about the biology, natural behaviours, habitat and conservation of these fascinating creatures.
  • Waddle: A 45 minute guided walk of Penguin Island hosted by a DEC Island Ranger.
  • Penguin and Sea Lion Cruise: Explore the wildlife sanctuary zone of the marine park onboard a glass bottom boat. Get up close to the ruggedly spectacular reefs and islands and learn all about the nesting sea birds and fish from the friendly skippers. Highlights include viewing rare Australian Sea Lions at Seal Island and visiting a pelican rookery before concluding on Penguin Island.
  • Penguin Art Session and Swim: Art session and opportunity for a swim.


Program Date: Tuesday 20 November 2018                    

Time: 7.45am – 3:15pm

Food: Please provide a waste free lunch & recess. Students are required to bring a full water bottle with them.

Transport: Students will be transported to and from Rockingham on a Horizons West Bus or the school coaster bus and to and from Penguin Island aboard the Penguin Island ferry.

Staff / Supervision: Students will be split into groups. Each group will have a Junior School Staff member and an Outdoor Education teacher.

What to wear: PE uniform for the day which includes: Tracksuit top, PE blue shirt, shorts, school sneakers and blue PE socks. Students will also need to pack their hat, sunscreen, St Hilda’s bathers, rashie and towel in a small day pack.

Please note that any further correspondence regarding the day will be through the St Hilda’s App. Please make sure you have selected ‘Year 3’ in settings, under subscriptions.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Outdoor Education Department or your daughter’s classroom teacher.

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