Year 9 Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education focusses on developing a deeper appreciation, understanding of, and reasons for, codes of conduct in outdoor recreation activities. Students engage in adventurous activities as a way of exploring self and nature, and apply lessons learned to everyday living. Students assume leadership roles and are increasingly required to assess and manage risk in both recreation and everyday life. Students develop an understanding of the impact of decision making on natural environments through investigation of issues relating to conservation. Through taking action, students develop increased self-efficacy and citizenry towards the natural environment, and develop their own ideas and strategies to support such efforts. 

Topics may include:

The four pillars underpinning Outdoor Education are: 

  • Skills and knowledge 
  • Human- nature relationships 
  • Conservation and Sustainability 
  • Health and Wellbeing 


Students are assessed against the HPE Australian Curriculum achievement standards: 

  • Practical application of skills and strategies 
  • Written assignments and theory work 
  • Class participation 

Additional Information:
Students will be involved in numerous excursions throughout Outdoor Education that could take them on a variety of activities that could include biking, climbing, hiking, kayaking, orienteering, surfing, map skills, local stories, history, risk management, flora and fauna ID and camping.

Additional non-contact time:
If a camping excursion is planned, this will include an overnight stay.