Outdoor Learning Program

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Outdoor Learning Program

Outdoor Learning at All Saints’ College is a sequenced program which is multi-layered, encompassing and engaging students in both Junior and Senior Schools. The Outdoor Learning Program is a purposeful and planned experience, facilitating learning through the natural world. Students’ experiences can encompass physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and spiritual development.

The program is coordinated by Outdoor Learning teachers and supported by all College teaching staff. All Saints’ College students are exposed to a range of natural environments and outdoor learning spaces in accordance with their phases of learning.

Students are encouraged to extend themselves and to build values about interpersonal relationships, the sustainable use of the environment, their relationship with and responsibilities towards their community and the wider world in which they live, and making a positive difference. Some of the areas on which learning outcomes focus are:

  • Self-development: proactivity, resilience, confidence, patience, fairness.
  • Relational development: group membership, team building, leadership, followership.
  • Transferable skills: communication, problem solving, initiative, risk-taking.
  • Outdoor recreation and activity skills: climbing, canoeing, archery, orienteering, mountain biking.
  • Supporting and strengthening curriculum and developing general capabilities, such as resilience, problem solving and effective communication.
  • Enjoyment, a sense of community, shared experiences with peers.
  • A sound ecological philosophy with an increased awareness of and respect for the environment through a minimum-impact approach as part of living sustainably.

The Outdoor Learning Program uses the following themes:

  • Kindergarten to Year 1: Bush School
  • Year 2: Being in the Bush
  • Year 3: New Beginnings
  • Year 4: Exploring through the Outdoors
  • Year 5: Connection with our Place
  • Year 6: Gaining Experience in the Outdoors
  • Year 7: Forming Relationships in, with, and through, the Outdoors
  • Year 8: Preparing for Adventurous Journeys
  • Year 9: Expeditioning Experientially
  • Year 10: Advanced Learning Journeys
  • Year 11: Work Experience (No Outdoor Learning Program)
  • Year 12: Journey to Self-Discovery – Retreat

For further detailed information please contact College Registrar on 9313 9333 or registrar@allsaints.wa.edu.au