Living in unpredictable and sometimes hostile environments necessitates students being prepared and developing personal independence and group interdependence.
Outdoor Education is an elective study offered at Christian College from Year 9 level. At Senior School it continues as VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies. This subject is based around the study of a range of Victorian outdoor environments.
Knowledge and Understanding
Students gain a knowledge and understanding of each environment and of the ways in which humans have utilised the areas since the earliest days. Journeying through these environments enables students to also develop competence in a range of outdoor recreational activities. Participation in outdoor activity provides students with a great opportunity to appreciate the intricacies of God’s creation.
Living in unpredictable and sometimes hostile environments necessitates students being prepared and developing personal independence and group interdependence. This can provide for character development and a life long enjoyment and appreciation of natural places.
In recent years Christian College has celebrated the top Year 12 results in Victoria in Outdoor and Environmental Studies as well as achieving a Premier’s Award. The Junior and Middle School camping programs also introduce students to the native Australian bushland with emphasis on our role in its conservation and preservation.