Tours and Outdoor Education
Venturing beyond the classroom encourages students to develop their social and leadership skills, build teamwork, develop self-reliance and resilience by engaging in unique experiences that compliment and support the Frederick Irwin core values.
Outdoor Education Camps
Students who have selected Outdoor Education as an elective course participate in a camp or expedition which includes activities relevant to the skills and knowledge they have learnt through the year. The camping or expedition available to students builds from Year 9 where students participate in a residential camp experience essentially directed by staff to Year 12 where students participate in a completely self-sufficient, self-reliant expedition in a remote, physically challenging environment.
Significant focus is placed on concepts of sustainability, of building self-confidence, self-reliance, resilience, and leadership.
- Year 9 Outdoor Education Camp – Year 9 Outdoor Education students choose between a four-day camp conducted either at Lane Poole Reserve, Nanga, or Geographe Bay, Dunsborough. Activities are undertaken which are specific to the environment of the camp including; canoeing, mountain biking, orienteering, bushwalking, sea kayaking and camp cooking. All students camp in tents and are responsible for their own meal preparation for the duration.
- Year 10 Outdoor Education Camp – Year 10 Outdoor Education students participate in a four-day camp held in various locations in the Blackwood River area. Students camp in tents in one location and are responsible for the provision and preparation of all their meals during the camp. Activities undertaken specific to the environment of the camp including; canoeing, mountain biking, abseiling and climbing, bushwalking, sea kayaking, surfing and camp cooking.
- Year 11 Outdoor Education Camp – Year 11 Outdoor Education students prepare for and participate in, their first five-day expedition experience where they are mobile over the week in a mode of transport of their choosing. Modes of transport can include bushwalking, mountain biking, canoeing, sea kayaking, sailing or a multi-disciplined experience. Increasing emphasis is placed on self-reliance and leadership.
- Year 12 Outdoor Education Camp – Year 12 Outdoor Education is the culmination of the Outdoor Education experience at Frederick Irwin Anglican School. Students prepare for and participate in a five-day bushwalking expedition, in a remote physically challenging location of their choice where they are completely self-sufficient and self-reliant during the week, carrying all their provisions. Locations for these experiences are determined by the students and have included Kalbarri National Park (between Nature’s Window and the Ross Graham Lookout), the Stirling Ranges ‘Ridge Walk’ and various sections of the Bibbulmun Track on the south coast. The expedition addresses major outcomes of GT Outdoor Education, Year 12 Outdoor Education.
- Year 12 students at Frederick Irwin Anglican School, who have been supportive of the ethos of the school over their time at Frederick Irwin Anglican School, have the opportunity to participate in the annual ski trip. Students travel to Mt Perisher in the Snowy Mountains for seven days of skiing with a visit to the Australian Institute of Sport and the War Memorial in Canberra on their way home.
- This is a wonderful experience and one of the highlights for learners of the language. This trip involves being a tourist in Tokyo and a homestay with students from Keimei High School. Running on alternate years, the students from Keimei High School travel to Mandurah to participate and learn about Australian Culture.