Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education

For students who have an interest in the outdoors and who are enthusiastic about the activities that can take place in the outdoor environment.

Year 11 Outdoor Education NCEA Level 1

This course is for students who have an interest in the outdoors and who are enthusiastic about the activities that can take place in the outdoor environment. The course requires a high level of motivation and commitment to the theoretical and the practical components of Outdoor Education. There is a large practical component to the course including some out of school trips.

The benefits to the students will be the learning of new skills, appreciation and care of the environment, increased self-awareness and self-management, the development of relationships with others and a lot of enjoyment. The course is 100% internally assessed. Activities covered include surf life saving, tramping, rock climbing and mountain biking.

Prerequisite: Entry is with the approval of the Curriculum Leader: Outdoor Education

Important: Students must choose between Physical Education and Outdoor Education. You cannot do both.

Students must pick between Physical Education and Outdoor Education. You cannot do both.

Year 12 Outdoor Education NCEA Level 2

This course is for students who enjoy the outdoors and the challenge it presents. There are demanding theory and practical components to the course and students must be willing to complete both these aspects to succeed. Critical thinking, skill development, risk management and environmental awareness will be a focus. Several camps will be scheduled throughout the year in which assessments will take place. These include sea kayaking, tramping, mountain biking and white water rafting. The course is 100% internally assessed.

Prerequisite: Entry is with the approval of the Curriculum Leader: Outdoor Education.

Year 13 Outdoor Education NCEA Level 3

This course is for students who have a passion for the outdoors and who want to challenge themselves in a range of outdoor activities. There will be a focus on developing physical skills, safety management, trip planning and logistics, self-management, leadership and critical thinking. There will be several trips out of school including overnight camps in which assessments will take place. These include a rock climbing camp, Crankworx Rotorua mountain biking, four day tramping trip and the Tough guy/gal race. Students need to have high levels of motivation, time management and resilience. The course is 100% internally assessed.

Prerequisite: Completing of Level 1 or Level 2 Outdoor Education

Entry is with approval of the Curriculum Leader: Outdoor Education

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