Adventure Learning

Students at Canterbury actively engage in learning experiences outside the classroom, designed to challenge them physically, emotionally, and cognitively.

Through a sequential program, students are exposed to activities that aim to improve their emotional competencies, increase self-esteem and confidence, and stretch their understanding of their own personal limitations.

Adventure learning takes place in outdoor education camps from Years 3 to 11, and in Wellbeing and Physical Education classes.

Framework for 2021

Year 3

Nights: 2

Style of camping: Dormitory

Focus
Enjoyment in the outdoors

Emotional Development
Recognising my, and other people’s emotions

Camping Skills
Being comfortable in the outdoors

Year 4

Nights: 2

Style of camping: Dormitory

Focus
Enjoyment in the outdoors

Emotional Development
Recognising my, and other people’s emotions

Camping Skills
Being comfortable in the outdoors

Year 5

Nights: 2

Style of camping: Base Camping and Dormitories

Focus
Independence and sense of self

Emotional Development
Recognising my, and other people’s emotions

Camping Skills
Setting up a base camp, Sleeping Outside

Year 6

Nights: 2

Style of camping: Base Camping and Dormitories

Focus
Teamwork and Social Inclusion

Emotional Development
Understanding and Managing emotions

Camping Skills
Being comfortable in the outdoors

Year 7

Nights: 2

Style of camping: Base Camping and overnight expeditions

Focus
Teamwork and Social Inclusion

Emotional Development
Understanding and Managing emotions

Camping Skills
Packing, Cooking and Travelling in the outdoors

Year 8

Nights: 2

Style of camping: Base Camping and overnight expeditions

Focus
Problem Solving, Resilience and Initiative

Emotional Development
Understanding and Managing emotions

Camping Skills
Packing, Cooking and Travelling in the outdoors

Year 9

Nights: 2

Style of camping: Base Camping and overnight expeditions

Focus
Problem Solving, Resilience and Initiative

Emotional Development
Regulating Emotions

Camping Skills
Packing, Cooking and Travelling in the outdoors

Year 10

Nights: 4+

Style of camping: Remote Wilderness expeditions

Focus
Self and Team Leadership

Emotional Development
Regulating Emotions

Camping Skills
Expedition Planning

Year 11

Nights: 2

Style of camping: Dormitory

Focus
Teamwork and Communication

Emotional Development
Regulating Emotions

Camping Skills