Compulsory Curriculum Program - Year 7

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Year 7 Outdoor Education: Wooditchup Dreaming

Year 7 Outdoor Education Program 2019

Dates

School departure – Tuesday 19 February at 7.30am
School return - Friday 22 February at 3.00pm
The coaches will depart from and return to the Bay View Terrace bus bays. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure and pick up.

Location

The Year 7 program in 2019 will take place in the Margaret River region. The students will be based at Wharncliffe Mill and will spend at least one of the nights camping along the Cape to Cape walking track.

Program

The Year 7 program is sequenced as the introduction to expedition style outdoor education, which continues and develops in Years 8, 9 and 10. The experience is designed to ignite an interest in the natural world, encourage adventure and develop relationships between students.

Students are introduced to a range of outdoor experiences including:

  • Bushwalking & basic navigation on the Cape to Cape track
  • Packing & Preparation for an overnight bushwalk
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Introductory Snorkelling – Will take place in the sheltered Yallingup Lagoon.
  • Geocahing – A treasure hunt using a GPS device
  • Cooking on ‘Trangia’ stoves - Students cook all meals in a structured lesson format

A strong theme of all St Hilda’s Outdoor Education programs is learning about the cultural and natural history of the area that the program takes place in. The groups will participate in an indigenous cultural session with a local Noongar elder and have the opportunity to investigate and see some of the amazing natural history in the area.

Accommodation and Groups

Students will attend in their wellbeing groups. They will stay in two to three person hiking tents every night. Each group will be accompanied by a St Hilda’s staff member and two experienced Outdoor Education instructors for the duration of the program.

Program information and Student packing list

Once the consent form has been submitted parents will receive an automated confirmation email with a link to program information and student packing list.

If further information is required, please don’t hesitate to contact the Outdoor Education department on 08 9285 4100 or email outdoored@sthildas.wa.edu.au

Please follow Year 7 Outdoor Education to provide consent.