EXCURSIONS IN CONNECTING STUDENTS AND SCHOOL STAFF

 

Strengthen the connections amongst your students and staff by allowing them to share in an adventure

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CONNECT STUDENTS AND SCHOOL STAFF

Whether it's the beginning of a new school year or the start of a new semester, developing positive relationships is a crucial part of building a productive classroom environment, conducive to learning. Connectedness fosters a sense of belonging, which is an essential foundation for learning and can increase academic achievement, positive behaviours and overall emotional wellbeing.


Our excursions in connecting students and school staff create an inclusive space where students and staff can work together, support and encourage each other to learn. Empower your students by sharpening their decision making and problem-solving skills. Instil a sense of social and personal responsibility in them. Create a culture which values and recognises the unique contributions of all your students.

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AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT'S ON OFFER

Cycle at various locations throughout Metro Sydney, enjoy orienteering at Darebin Parklands, canoe through the changing landscapes of Lane Poole Reserve or abseil at Kuitpo Forest. 

 

Because each young learner is unique, our programming allows for peaks, valleys, turbulence, excitement, periods of calm, and periods of activity. Students move through a sequence of outcome-based activities, prefaced with a briefing, and concluded with a debrief aimed toward self-reflection and recognition of one's own capabilities. This reflection is a vital part of experiential education.

 

Decision making and problem-solving – a short bushwalking journey challenges students to master basic compass and map-reading skills together. They must work collaboratively and are encouraged to have confidence in their approach and well as considering the process of their peers.


Communication – a series of small group activities such as tent set-up, require students to employ a variety of communication techniques. Students must not only consider the most effective way to communicate with peers, but they must also listen. 


Social and personal responsibility - canoeing, abseiling, rock climbing or mountain biking call on students to work together and encourage each other as they learn new skills and push beyond their comfort zones. They will celebrate their peer's victories and consider each other at all times as they follow safety instructions.

OTHER THEMES AND OUTCOMES

You might also be interested in some of our other themes. 

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DISCOVER A DAY AT CAMP

Enhance the student experience by allowing your young learners to discover all that camp has to offer. Inspire fun and friendship with a focus on communication. Empower your students to take responsibility for making their own choices.
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ENVIRONMENTAL CONNECTION AND STEWARDSHIP

Develop a sense of personal and social responsibility in your students. Encourage reflection and environmental awareness and discover nearby natural environments.
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FUN AND FRIENDSHIP

Cultivate positive relationships amongst and between students and teachers. Explore trust and communication with our fun and friendship excursions.
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WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US

The Outdoor Education Group has been delivering outdoor education to Australian students for more than 35 years. We work with schools across the country to bring education outdoors and support students to become real world ready. The Outdoor Education Group is bringing the excitement of the natural world closer to home so that your students spend less time travelling and more time exploring their potential.

Whether you are starting an outdoor education program or wanting to enhance your current program, our range of outdoor experiences will ensure your students receive the outcomes and impact your school needs.

Benefits

BENEFITS

The Outdoor Education Group know learning in the outdoors is a great way to enhance young people's personal development and promote physical and emotional wellbeing. Our programs are designed to meet the outcomes your school wishes to achieve and to help students achieve their full potential.

Our excursions in connecting students and school staff are a real opportunity to improve student relationships by fully engaging them in outdoor activities that allow them to connect in new and exciting ways with themselves and each other. While discovering local environments, students rediscover the strength of their relationships with others through powerful and authentic learning experiences.

Facilitation

FACILITATION

The Outdoor Education Group help young people realise their personal best by using experiences in the outdoors as a vehicle for impact. Our team of more than 400 diversely talented and experienced people support and deliver outdoor education from more than 48,000 students each year across Australia.

Our Leaders are all COVIDsafe trained and are experts in facilitating powerful and enjoyable experiences that support your curriculum and teaching frameworks to provide social, physical and psychological outcomes. They are passionate about the outdoors and believe in delivering meaningful and memorable experiences for your students.

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COVIDSafe Practices

At The Outdoor Education Group we take pride in delivering quality, life changing Outdoor Education experiences to young Australians.

At the core of this mission is delivering these experiences in a safe and fully supported environment, with an eye to our risk management.

We have developed extensive COVIDSafe practices to ensure we are delivering a safe experience for you and your students.

These practices include:

  • Dedicated COVIDSafe training for our team
  • Hand sanitisation stations and kits as standard
  • Extensive cleaning of all equipment

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