Participation in the Outdoor Education program has the ability to broaden a student's perspective, transform attitudes and behaviours, and provide relevance to their relationships with others and their understanding of the natural world.
Outdoor Education adds an important dimension to students' learning and personal development and continues to be an integral part of the Middle School experience. Participation in this program has the ability to broaden a student's perspective, transform attitudes and behaviours, and provide relevance to their relationships with others and their understanding of the natural world. Outdoor Education also provides the girls with opportunities to work collaboratively with their peers as well as developing their own independence. In an environment of encouragement and positive recognition these experiences facilitate personal growth.
Students learn to take responsibility for themselves, experiencing real challenges under, at times, quite demanding environmental conditions, and quickly become more aware of their personal strengths, learning the value of co-operative endeavour. Through challenge, at both a personal and team level, the girls experience enhanced self esteem and confidence, improved communication skills and a greater sense of community with both their peers and teachers. Outdoor Education enhances the girls’ perception of what they are capable of, whilst developing their understanding of how their actions affect themselves, others and the environment.
In the Middle School, students from Years 7 to 9 take part in a camp each year, where they are introduced to a carefully structured and sequenced combination of activities. Year 7 - Mebbin Year 8 – Camp Laurence, Lake Moogerah