Outdoor and Environmental Education
Glenaeon's outdoor education program aims to prepare students to overcome adversity, work alongside others, provide meaningful experiences and become comfortable in the natural environment. We build skills in adventure activities that enable our students to complete major journey based expeditions in the senior years.
We have a focus on walking from Class 4 all the way to Year 10, when all students in Year 10 complete the famous Overland Track in Tasmania. By Year 12, the five day Solo Camp is the culmination of the school's active wilderness program. The main component of the Year 12 Solo camp for the students is spending 30 hours by themselves in the bush. This experience requires both mental and practical independence and provides wonderful preparation for participating in society in a resourceful way.
Glenaeon’s Outdoor and Environmental Education Co-ordinator, Scottie William’s aim is to change every students expectation of a 'school camp' from something regular to something unforgettable, sometimes even life changing. Scottie inspires students to sleep under the stars, see the beauty in trees and bees, and stretch themselves beyond the everyday.
Herbert River Expedition
Shoalhaven Art Project
Glenaeon’s Outdoor Program for 2017
|4||School Oval||Local Bushwalks||1 night|
History: Cox’s Road
Grand Canyon Discovery Bushwalk
|6||Central West NSW||
History: Bathurst Goldfields
Geology: Abercrombie and Jenolan Caves. Bushwalking Warrumbungle’s
Bushwalking, Kayaking, Abseiling
|8||Barrington Tops||Self-support bushwalking, Introduction to moving water kayaking, Abseiling||5 days|
Bushwalking, Canyoning, Rock climbing
Art Program, Canoeing
||Overland Track||Bushwalking Tasmania: School stay@Tarremah Steiner school||10 days|
|11||Central Australia||Kakadu National Park and Katherine, Northern Territory.
Service@ MacFarlane indigenous school
|10+11||Whitsundays QLD||Sea Kayaking Expedition||11 days|
|10+11||Herbert River QLD||White Water Rafting Expedition||9 days|