Learning Areas > Outdoor Education
About the Learning Area
Outdoor Education focusses on personal development through interaction with others and responsible use of the natural environment. Structured outdoor experiences promote aspects of personal development such as self-esteem, resourcefulness, interdependence, independence, leadership, judgement, co-operation, tolerance and determination.
Through structured outdoor activities, students are engaged in developing relationships with each other and the environment, whilst gaining a greater understanding of themselves. During these activities students reflect upon their accomplishments and look at opportunities for growth, both as an individual and within a team.
The purpose of Outdoor Education during the junior years is to prepare students for the broader Outdoor Education program at Carey. Outdoor Education is a core component of the curriculum, progressing through a sequence of learning outcomes and exposing students to expeditions of increasing length starting in Year 4 and culminating with an eight-day expedition in Year 10.