Sequential

Outdoor education
for K - 12

Our sequential outdoor education programs are expertly crafted to support students at the start of primary school right through to their transition into the wide, wild world. Aligned with the Australian Outdoor Education Curriculum, each program is part of a progressive journey, each year building exciting, transferable life skills they’ll take with them wherever they go.

Start a journey

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Kindergarten: Introduction to Outdoor Learning

The journey begins! Our littlest adventurers start with basic outdoor awareness - safety comes first. They’ll develop vital communications skills and learn about teamwork, which will serve them well as they embark on their school career.

Curriculum links: PDHPE, Geography, Science, PDHPE and English.
Skills: Basic outdoor awareness, communication and teamwork.
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Year 1: Exploring Nature

Naturally curious and ever-observant, our year 1 students are ready to open their eyes to the wonders of the outdoors. The Optimum Experiences program builds on their understanding of natural environments and stokes their interest.

Curriculum links: PDHPE, Geography, Science, PDHPE and English.
Skills: Understanding of natural environments, observation and curiosity.
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Year 2: Engaging with the Environment

When we learn about nature and our role in it, we also learn about ourselves. Year 2 students in the Optimum Experiences sequential learning program explore basic environmental conservation, as well as their own health and wellbeing.

Curriculum links: PDHPE, Geography, Science, PDHPE and English.
Skills: Basic environmental conservation, and understanding health and wellbeing.

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Year 3: Growing Outdoor Skills

Let’s explore! Effective communication - both verbally and written - is an essential life skill at any age and an important focus for students in year 3. At this age, as kids grow and push boundaries, it’s also time to reinforce outdoor safety knowledge.

Curriculum links: PDHPE, Geography, Science, PDHPE and English.
Skills: Map reading, outdoor safety, written and verbal communication.
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Year 4: Embracing Challenges

Our sequential learning program reinforces students’ learning in the classroom, with discussions on problem-solving and understanding basic physics in action. A focus on physical endurance fosters growth and resilience.

Curriculum links: PDHPE, Geography, Science, PDHPE and English.
Skills: Physical endurance, problem-solving and understanding basic physics in action.
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Year 5: Building Leadership

As students enter the senior years of primary school, we build on the communication and teamwork skills they’ve been working on, with a focus on leadership, cooperation and expressing ideas clearly.

Curriculum links: English, PDHPE and Geography.
Skills: Leadership, cooperation and expressing ideas clearly.
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Year 6: Preparation for Transition

For their final year of primary school, our program for year 6 students looks at understanding cultural diversity, builds on their growing teamwork skills, and explores personal and group identity.

Curriculum links: English, PDHPE and Geography.
Skills: Understanding cultural diversity, teamwork, and personal and group identity.
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Year 7: Transition and Independence

Year 7 students learn about adapting to new environments and decision-making, which is often relevant to their own life stage. We also look at water systems.

Curriculum links: PDHPE, Geography and English.
Skills: Adaptation to new environments, decision-making and understanding water systems.
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Year 8: Building Resilience

Continuing to make connections between the natural world and personal growth, year 8 students look at persistence in physical activities and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, as well as understanding energy.

Curriculum Links: Science, PDHPE, Geography and English.
Skills: Persistence in physical activities, understanding energy and maintaining healthy lifestyles.
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Year 9: Community and Relationships

Understanding interconnections in society, communicating effectively and embracing change are the focal points of year 9 students’ exploration of community and relationships.

Curriculum links: Geography and English.
Skills: Understanding interconnections in society, effective communication and group functioning,
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Year 10: Leadership and Responsibility

Our staged learning approach means that year 10 students are ready to embrace more complex challenges, like leadership in diverse situations, advanced critical thinking and evaluation - all aligned with their academic journey.

Curriculum links: PDHPE, English and Geography.
Skills: Leadership in diverse situations, critical thinking and evaluation.
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Year 11: Facing Challenges

In-depth academic exploration, hand in hand with personal growth and development, sees year 11 students dig deeper into their understanding of environmental issues and scale up their mental resilience and problem-solving skills.

Curriculum links: Geography, PDHPE and English.
Skills: Understanding environmental issues, mental resilience and problem-solving.
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Year 12: Transition to Adulthood

In preparation for post-school life, our year 12 students cover workplace communication and safe work practices - emerging as confident, compassionate, environmentally-conscious individuals, ready for life in and out of the classroom.

Curriculum links: English, PDHPE and Geography.
Skills: Understanding workplace communication, safe work practices and preparation for post-school life.