Outdoor Education Week
Sun , September 16 all day
Whitsunday Anglican School has a developmental Outdoor Education Program intended to focus on the growth and development of students as individuals, their ability to interact with others, and their ability to function within their environment. The majority of our programs run during Outdoor Education Week, which is held in September each year.
The Outdoor Education Program is an integral component of the total curriculum offerings, concerned with the development of the whole person as identified in the school’s Mission Statement. Participation is compulsory for all students with camp programs from Kindergarten to Year 12.
The cost of this program is now included in the annual curriculum levy spread across four terms.
The Outdoor Education Program’s primary focus is the annual whole school camp week. The objectives of these camps are the progressive and sequential development of skills and knowledge deemed desirable in maturing young people.
Students in the Early Childhood Centre learn skills such as sharing and coping without parents. Students in the Junior and Middle Schools extend the skills and knowledge to caring for selves and others and coping with extended absences from home comforts.
For the Senior School, the camps incorporate major academic components relating to life including leadership seminars, as well as physical outdoor challenges designed to enhance personal development.