Recognising that learning is sometimes best facilitated with practical experiences away from a formal environment, outdoor education experiences are both encouraged and considered to be an integral part of the curriculum at St Augustine’s College.
Such experiences, including camps, excursions and retreats, provide numerous opportunities to integrate the physical, social, spiritual, academic, and emotional components of a balanced education.
Outdoor education experiences by their very nature are highly motivational, enjoyable and challenging. They also require careful planning with particular attention to safety, hygiene, cost, and integration in the curriculum.
Below is a breif overview of College camps:
Junior Years (Years 3 - 5) – 3 day Camp with introduction to outdoor skills including canoeing Annually in third termMiddle Years (Years 6 - 9) – 3 day Camp with a focus on higher level outdoor skills Year 6 or 7 annually and Year 8 and 9 annuallySenior Years (Year 10) – Students choose a significant experience which occurs for one week in Term 4Senior Years (Year 11) – 3 day Leadership Camp Senior Years (Year 12) – 3 day Retreat experience