Year 12 Outdoor Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Grace

Who is this subject intended for:
Students who are keen on physical activity and are looking for different experiences that can build on their leadership and interpersonal skills. This is a Unit Standard course and students can expect to achieve up to 20 credits.

What you will learn in this subject:
A variety of outdoor skills that will allow you to build on personal interests and give you the confidence to experience the New Zealand High Country.
oTramping, camping and navigation
oMountain biking
oRock climbing and abseiling.

Where this subject will lead:
Students from this course have considered Outdoor Instruction as a course at Polytechnic, military, police etc. whilst others have enjoyed the enrichment activities and found newly emerged confidence in themselves.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Course fees include camps and some equipment hire

Recommended Prior Learning

What you need to be able to do and know to achieve in this subject:
Good organisational skills will help to ensure success as well as your personal safety. A good level of fitness is a prerequisite. Some basic equipment should be owned soon after starting the course such as well fitted boots, poly props, wet weather gear and sleeping bag. A long term injury or serious medical condition will need to be disclosed to Mr Grace before acceptance on this course

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