Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Washbourn

Recommended Prior Learning

Outdoor Education at Level 2 is an advantage, or a background in outdoor activity.

This course is designed to provide students with a thorough grounding in the skills and understanding that are required to operate in the bush and back-country of Aotearoa New Zealand. There are three 3-day overnight trips relating to bushcraft and tramping skills in which students will demonstrate practical skills.  These are:

3-day Casey-Binser Tramp, Arthur's Pass National Park

3-day Cass-lagoon survival skills Tramp, Craigieburn Forest Park

3-day Outdoor Emergency Care camp, Craigieburn Forest Park

Level 3 Unit standards will be used to assess skills and knowledge.

Assessment has a practical component that must be assessed in outdoor contexts.  This means students must make themselves available for the overnight trips to be eligible to achieve the standards.

Learning Areas:

Health & Physical Education

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A Donation request will be made for each overnight trip. These trips are run as cheaply as possible. We will be requesting approximately $40 for each of the 3-day tramps and $80 for the outdoor Emergency care camp. Donations request seek to recover reasonable costs of transport, accommodation where required and food were provided.