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Year 8 Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education

Common Unit

Unit description

During Term 3, Year 8 students participate in a six day program based at the Hattah-Kulkyne National Park in North Western Victoria.

Program Activities

  • Bushwalking.
  • Bush cooking.
  • Navigation and orienteering.
  • Expedition (five days).
  • Initiative activities.
  • Study of a semi-arid environment.
  • Learning about the environment, yourself and being part of a small group community.


Informal assessment occurs throughout the program with staff providing feedback as necessary. Students write reflections on their experiences and their learning, and are encouraged to self-assess based on a series of guided questions. This aspect of personal and social learning is an important element of Outdoor Education.