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Outdoor Expeditions

The Outdoor Expedition Programme encourages students to develop their social and leadership skills, build teamwork, develop self-reliance and challenge themselves both physically and mentally.

Students from Years Three to Eleven are involved in a sequential programme of camps, specifically designed for the GSG curriculum.

Operating in varied outdoor environments and participating in expedition and adventurous activities provides students with opportunities to:

  • Develop an appreciation of Australia’s varied natural environments;
  • Develop environmentally sensitive camping and expedition skills;
  • Extend their learning environment beyond the classroom; 
  • Experience personal challenge and growth; and
  • Develop greater understanding of interdependence with others.

Outdoor Expedition Programme Outline

Students from Years Seven to Eleven participate in a series of camps and expeditions based around outdoor physical challenges.

The series begins with short base camp programmes focusing on environmental education, self reliance and social responsibility. Later camps introduce more physically rigorous activities such as rafting, high ropes activities and extended day hiking expeditions utilising navigation skills.

In Year Eleven, students are offered the opportunity to undertake a seven-day hiking and rafting expedition with Outward Bound Australia, or where possible, a sailing expedition on the STS Leeuwin.

These extended expeditions provide considerable challenges and opportunities for all participants to develop leadership skills, independence and teamwork.

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