This course requires 2 options.
Outdoor Education 3
Teacher in Charge: Mr G. Marshall
Outdoor Education is the study of adventure pursuits, development of interpersonal skills, safety in the outdoors, personal qualities including leadership and looking at strategies for success.
- Surfing during double periods at the Mount
- Fishing and Surf Camp - Whangamata - 2-day camp
- Mountain Biking in the Redwoods - 2-day camp
- Mountain biking in double periods around close trails
- Timber trail Mountain bike trip - 2-day camp
- Snow Camp to Mount Ruapehu - 3-day camp
- Diving - Open Water and Advanced Diving - Dive Zone Tauranga
The Year begins with a unit on strategies for success (AS 3.9 - 4 credits). This involves them completing some baseline testing and then choosing and implementing strategies to ensure they are ready to complete the day trip assessment to the Mount. They will complete a 2-hour Rogaine event run by the Hillary Outdoors on and around the Mauao and the Mount region. In the afternoon they will complete a surfing competition and be assessed against the practical standard for 3.4.
Double periods during term 1 involve heading to the Mount to go through a how-to-surf programme in order to be ready for the assessment. During class time the boys will have the strength and conditioning coach running fitness sessions to ensure they are working on their fitness strategies and are able to be successful in the Rogaine Challenge.
In the last 2 weeks of term, students will be given the opportunity to sign up for Diving through a Dive Zone. They will complete the Open Water Certificate in early term 2 but need to get a medical certificate, organise the associated paperwork and complete the online learning before they begin the practical sessions. These include 2 x pool days, a lake and a boat dive.
Safety Management in the Outdoors is the theme for Term 2 with the boys looking into managing risk, how to build a safety management plan, how to establish and work with iwi and looking to work sustainably using the environmental care code through a range of trips and experiences.
The boys will complete a 2 day Timber trail Mountain biking trip early in Term 2 where they will be writing up and reviewing their safety management experiences. They do this through AS 3.7 worth 3 credits.
The last part of Term 2 moves into - Leadership in the outdoors (AS 3.8 - 4 credits). The students look at contemporary styles of leadership and utilise these styles during outdoor activities. They have a mountain biking camp in the redwoods - where they work in groups with everyone taking on and assuming a leadership role. On return from camp, they identify what style/s worked best for them and identify what works best in the outdoors.
The boys continue on with the Leadership theme and then take this into a different experience in Term 3 with a 3 night Ski Trip to Mount Ruapehu. They will stay in Ohakune and will be heading to either Whakapapa or Turoa Skifields depending on which area suits our needs best at the time. Again they work in groups with everyone taking on and assuming a leadership role.
On return from camp, they identify what style/s worked best for them and identify what works best in the outdoors. They will complete the final part of the assessment for this where they write a paper reviewing what worked best for them and why.
Across the year the students also complete the practical standard AS 3.4 - 4 credits. This is completed in mountain biking, surfing, skiing, snowboarding or other sport/s they complete when representing the school.
Revision and extension
Students can pick this up at Level 3 with no prior Physical Education courses. However the course builds on what is covered in Level 2 Outdoor Education and priority would be given to those gaining 14 or more credits in Level 2 Outdoor Education.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$895.00 Camps & Diving
Costs not included:
medical certificate for Diving
Food for Camps
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Course endorsement provides recognition for a student who has performed exceptionally well in an individual course.
Students will gain an endorsement for a course if, in a single school year, they achieve:
* 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence, and
* at least 3 of these credits from externally assessed standards and 3 credits from internally assessed standards.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
For a full list of UE approved subjects, go here:
Total Credits Available: 15 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
Term: 3, Week: 5
Term: 3, Week: 10
Term: 2, Week: 4
Term: 1, Week: 10
Term: 3, Week: 8
Term: 2, Week: 8
Term: 1, Week: 9
Term: 3, Week: 9
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 15
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.