Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education

All boys participate in Outdoor Education. Boys in Years 5 to 10 participate in a compulsory Outdoor Education programme. The programme has an emphasis on environmental studies, which links to the Primary and Middle Years Programmes of the International Baccalaureate.

The School has its own Outdoor Education Centre, Moray, situated on the banks of the Murray River, four kilometres south of Dwellingup.

The outdoor education programme at Scotch will develop and test initiative, leadership and self-reliance through:

  • Bushcraft

  • Cooking

  • Navigation

  • Bushwalking

  • Canoeing

  • Rafting

  • Rock-climbing

  • Surfing
  • Field studies

  • Aboriginal Cultural sessions

  • Team/Problem Solving activities

The majority of these programmes are conducted at Moray for Years 5 to 9. As they progress through the programmes, they will undertake cross-curricular studies of Mathematics, Art, History, Geography, Cultural Studies and Outdoor Education skills and strategies.

In Year 10, boys choose from a variety of week-long expeditions:

  • Leeuwin
  • Surfing
  • Bushwalking
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Climbing, Caving & Abseiling
  • White Water Kayaking
  • Sea Kayaking

These expeditions are seen as the culmination of a boys Outdoor Education experience at Scotch. This programme allows the boys to use the skills that they have developed over the earlier years of their Outdoor Education Programme