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Year 6 Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education

Year Level Description

In Term 2, all Year 6 students participate in Outdoor Education based at Carey’s permanent Outdoor Education centre, Toonallook. Toonallook is situated on the shores of the Gippsland Lakes, on the Banksia Peninsula and is approximately 300 kilometres from Melbourne. The Toonallook experience is a well-established component of Carey’s broader educational outcomes and as such, all students are expected to attend. 

An important element of the Year 6 Outdoor Education experience is a two-night expedition. This experience promotes greater understanding and appreciation for the physical world and the effect that humans have on environmental systems.

The program at camp complements the Year 6 focus — Creating Tomorrow’s Leaders. Students are presented with physical challenges, a core component of the leadership program. Learning outcomes enhance the work being done in the classroom and life skills, such as independence and teamwork, are fostered. Activities include bike riding, kayaking, swimming and bushcraft.