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Year 10 Physical Education

Outdoor Education

Course Description

All Year 10, students participate in an Outdoor Education Expedition – this is the culmination of a sequential program that has its foundation in Year 4.

Structured Outdoor Education experiences provide the opportunity for promotion of independence and group co-operation, as well as providing each student with leadership opportunities and small group living experiences. All Outdoor Education programs at Carey aim to assist students in developing an awareness of, and appreciation for, the natural environment and encourage them to implement more ecologically sound living principles.

In Year 10 students nominate their preference for participation in an eight-day expedition which will be conducted in either terms 1, 2 or 3. Each expedition provides students with an opportunity to further develop their adventure activity skills and encourages personal and social development.

Assessment

Students are assessed through a process of observation of all aspects of their participation throughout the program.

The reports comprise a criteria-based checklist completed by students based on their personal observation of all aspects of their participation throughout the program. These are largely focused on Carey’s Positive Learner Attributes. Staff collaborate with each individual student to complete a final assessment which is issued in the reporting period during which the student participated in their Outdoor Education Expedition.

Expeditions

Students choose from a number of different expeditions across either terms 1, 2 or 3.

Gippsland Lakes Sailing and Sea Kayaking

This program begins with three days of introductory sailing in dinghy yachts based at Camp Toonallook on the Banksia Peninsula. Students gain skills and an understanding of the basic principles of sailing. 

Students are responsible for equipment set-up and pack up on the yachts, route planning and navigation. 

It is intended that by the completion of the program, students will have developed sufficient skills to manage and operate the yachts. No previous sailing experience is needed.

During the second half of the program, students will head out on an expedition in sea kayaks.

The first day is spent developing skills on protected water before venturing out into more open waters for the remainder of the expedition. The four days are spent journeying and exploring the lakes system commencing and finishing at Carey's Camp Toonallook. All gear and food is stowed in the double sea kayaks paddled by the students.

Each of the expeditions are led by experienced and qualified instructors.

Great Ocean Walk

The Great Ocean Walk on Victoria's west coast stretches 91 kilometres from Apollo Bay to Glenample Homestead near the Twelve Apostles. It passes through beautiful National Parks and overlooks Marine National Parks and Sanctuaries.

It takes participants along beaches, sand dunes, rock platforms, cliff tops, through pristine coastal forest, scrub land and grass trees, by waterfalls, amazing geology and wildlife, with awesome sea views. Groups stop at camping sites en-route and are independent throughout the walk.

Students with a keen interest in walking should consider this option.

Mitchell River Rafting

This white-water rafting program is run on the Mitchell River in Gippsland. Water levels determine the nature and precise location of this trip.

Preparation for the trip includes briefings on food and equipment packing, raft management, paddling techniques and safety.

Weather and water conditions permitting, students will spend six to seven nights sleeping under tarps on the river banks. Each group does their own cooking.

The trip is run by professional guides, supported by Carey Outdoor Education and teaching staff.

Rock and Bike

This expedition combines rock climbing and mountain bike riding on country back roads. The adventure begins in the Northern Grampians and from there students mountain bike to Mount Arapiles in Victoria's Western District.

The cycle from the Grampians to Mount Arapiles is supported by vehicles to ensure safety and to carry equipment. Some time may also be taken to look at the history of the Indigenous peoples of the area and their use of the land. Students must provide their own mountain bike.

At Mount Arapiles, students challenge themselves on the rock face where there is a wide range of graded climbs to suit all abilities. The climbs range from short, single-pitch climbs to the longer multi-pitch climbs, providing all students with time to explore the cliffs higher up and take in spectacular views of the surrounding land. Professional climbing instructors are on hand to ensure safe and enjoyable climbing.

Snowy River Rafting

This white-water rafting program takes place on the Snowy River in far East Gippsland. Water levels determine the nature and precise location of this trip.

Preparation for the trip includes briefings on food and equipment packing, raft management, paddling techniques and safety.

 Weather and water conditions permitting, students will spend at least six to seven nights sleeping under tarps on the river banks. Each group does their own cooking.

The trip is run by professional guides, supported by Carey Outdoor Education and teaching staff.

Wilsons Promontory Hike and Surf

Students will take part in a four-night hiking expedition through the Southern, coastal section of the Prom. This area of the Prom can only be seen on foot and has beautiful coastal campsites with stunning views along the hiking sections. One of the nights on expedition will be spent in the cottages at the Lighthouse and include a tour of the historic light station. The remaining three nights will be based at the main Tidal River Campground.

Students will take part in introductory surfing sessions as well as an exploratory boat trip to the islands off the southern coast to search for marine wildlife including seals, dolphins & whales.