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Outdoor Education

You are capable of more than you think.

Outdoor education helps develop relationships with others and nature, but also more informed, skilled & courageous young people, better equipped to face their fears and discover they can do much more than they may realise.

Immanuel’s Outdoor Education Programs are progressive through Middle School, with students participating in a Discovery program in Year 10. Students then have the option of continuing Outdoor Education in Year 11 and 12 as part of SACE if they choose.

Year 7

One of the key activities in Year 7 Outdoor Education is a three day Aquatics Camp. Right at the start of Term 1, they experience kayaking, canoeing, sail boarding, dinghy sailing, knee boarding and small boat handling. It is an ideal setting for students to get to know their teachers and new classmates and an emphasis placed on working with others, acquiring new skills and safety.

Year 8

Students spend four days on camp experiencing a high ropes course, mountain biking, bushwalking and camping. Skills are also developed in teamwork, leadership and initiative. Students also have a surf day where they are introduced to the sport and learn about surf safety.

Year 9

The Year 9 Program is based in the Flinders Ranges as part of the Year 9 Journey over ten days. Students participate in bushwalking, kayaking, rock climbing and camping, developing skills in group management, lightweight camping and minimal impact techniques, and service to the environment and townships. There is a significant emphasis placed on teamwork, self reliance, leadership, cooperation and responsibility.

Year 10

Our Year 10 Discovery Program involves a 5-day camping experience designed to foster friendships, cooperation, resilience and personal belief as they embark on their senior school years. The camp includes a 2-day expedition, kayaking the Lower River Murray to the Coorong experiencing diverse habitats and the picturesque Coorong environment. They also complete a series of team building activities and a surf day.

SACE Years 11 & 12

Students can opt to study Outdoor Education as part of their SACE Year 11 & 12 course. Outdoor Education is the study of the human connection to natural environments through outdoor activities.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Immanuel has a strong tradition of offering the Duke of Edinburgh Award involving adventure, recreation, developing skills and community service.