Outdoor Education Level 3
Teacher in Charge: Mrs O'Neil
Outdoor Education (301)
Scuba diving, rock climbing, bush survival, river safety and risk management. In the third term the class develops their own journey using a variety of transport which may include sea kayaking, mountain biking, kayaking, canyoning, trekking etc. Students gain skills and knowledge at school and are assessed during afternoon or overnight trips.
Many opportunities for personal development, social collaboration, exploring nature and learning new skills in a range of challenging environments.
Please note that numbers are strictly limited on this course. A number of places are available for International students. You have the opportunity to add a note about why you think you should be selected for this course. Safety on trips is very important so a students behaviour, ability to listen and self-manage will be considered when approving enrolments in this course.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$50 equipment hire
Approximately $450 (scuba course and other assessment opportunities) – 6 full days is required for off-site assessment and therefore has an attached cost for gear, travel, accommodation, instructor and assessor costs.
Recommended Prior Learning
Students need to show responsible behaviour and ability to follow instructions. Outdoor Education Level 1 and 2 recommended. Students must show interest in the outdoors and not mind being cold and wet. They must have good time management skills as they will be required to complete assessments off- site, some over a few days.
Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 24 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 7
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.
Courses outlined will only be available if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.