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OUTDOOR EDUCATION - Level 1
Prerequisites: Proven responsibility, enthusiasm and organisational skills. This course
requires total commitment and full attendance, especially for the weekly practicals and longer adventures.
Course Description
If you love adventures and want to develop skills in a range of outdoor pursuits then this is the course for you. You will develop skills in kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing and tramping. Alongside technical skills you will build resilience, organisational and leadership skills and develop a passion for the outdoor environment. This course involves a two hour adventure in class time, plus a total of 6 days out of school. Assessments are a mixture of unit and achievement standards. Leads to Year 12 and then 13 Outdoor Education where you become more independent in the outdoors.
Qualifications: Credits towards NCEA
Costs: Field trip costs $340
Contact Steve Garside or Dulkara Martig
Level 1 and 2 Credits (US/AS)
LevelCreditNumLit
20818 Flatwater kayaking (US)L1/Int2
20121 Demonstrate kayaking skills on Grade II white water (US)L2/Int4
90968 Demonstrate, and show understanding of, responsible behaviour for safety during outdoor education activities (AS)L2/Int3L1
90964 Demonstrate quality movement in the performance of a physical activity (AS)L1/Int3
425 Experience day tramps (USL2/Int3
426 Experience camping (US)L2/Int3
90970 Demonstrate self management strategies and describe the effects on participation in physical activity (AS)L2/Int3L1
OUTDOOR EDUCATION - Level 2
Prerequisites: Proven responsibility, enthusiasm and organisational skills. This course requires total commitment and full attendance, especially for the weekly adventures and expeditions.
Course Description
If you love learning outside the classroom, new experiences and challenges, then this course is for you. You will develop skills in a range of outdoor pursuits including kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, tramping and mountaineering. You will develop transferable leadership and risk analysis skills, as well as an appreciation for the outdoor environment. This course involves a two hour adventure in class time, plus a total of 9 days out of school. This course is internally assessed, with a combination of unit & achievement standards.
Leads to Level 3 Outdoor Education.
Qualifications: Credits towards NCEA and University Entrance
Costs: Field trip costs $420
Contact Steve Garside or Dulkara Martig
Level 2 and 3 Credits (US/AS)
LevelCreditNumLit
20121 Demonstrate kayaking skills on Grade II white water (US)L2/Int4L1
91333 Analyse the application of risk management strategies to a challenging outdoor activity (AS)L2/Int3L1
91335 Examine the implementation and outcome(s) of a physical activity event or opportunity (AS)L2/Int3L1
91334 Consistently demonstrate social responsibility through applying a social responsibility model in physical activity (AS)L2/Int3
427 River crossing (US)L3/Int2
91330 Perform a physical activity in an applied setting (AS)L2/Int4
18132 Mountaineering (US)L2/Int3
430 Survival (US)L3/Int3
91331 Examine the significance for self, others and society of a sporting event, a physical activity, or a festival (AS)L2/Int4L1
OUTDOOR EDUCATION - Level 3
Prerequisites: Level 2 OED (minimum 15 credits) or equivalent experience, or at discretion of HOD.
Course Description
If you want to become an independent outdoor adventurer, then this course is for you. The topics studied are kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing and tramping. This course is fully internally assessed and will involve a weekly in class two hour adventure and four expeditions (kayaking, tramping and rock climbing) resulting in a total of 10 days out of school. You will develop transferable leadership and safety management skills.
Qualifications: Credits towards NCEA
Costs: Field trip costs $480
Contact Steve Garside or Dulkara Martig
Level 3 Credits (US/AS)
LevelCreditNumLit
28516 Prepare for, participate in and evaluate an outdoor experience as a member of a group (US)L3/Int15
91504 Analyse issues in safety management for outdoor activity to devise safety management strategies (AS)L3/Int3L1
91501 Demonstrate quality performance of a physical activity in an applied setting (AS)L3/Int4L1
91505 Examine contemporary leadership principles (AS)L3/Int4UE r
20149 Lead climbing (US)L3/Int3