Outdoor Education is known to encourage skills such as self-reliance, teamwork and leadership. It helps to develop a sense of adventure and manage personal risk.
Our students participate in a number of outdoor activities which are designed to develop and strengthen them in faithfulness, compassion, reflectiveness, inquisitiveness and determination.
Each year group attends an outdoor-focused camp. Each camp is unique and has a particular focus.
Year 7 – Point Wolstoncroft – Getting to know each other and teamwork.
Year 8 – Camp Crusaders, Lake Macquarie – personal challenges in a team setting and developing faith
Year 9 –Crosslands Youth and Convention Centre - outdoor adventure
Year 10 – Urban Challenge – teamwork, responsibility and initiative
Year 11 – Youthworks, Port Hacking – Leadership and working together
Year 12 – Retreat, Riverwood Downs – Coming together, building relationships, delving into self
Our students from Years 9-12 are also offered the opportunity to participate in the highly valued Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. This program requires participants to complete challenges in the areas of voluntary service, skill, physical recreation and adventurous journey. There are three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. At the gold level, participants are required to complete a residential project.