Outdoor Education

At Saint Ignatius College, students across the year levels participate in curriculum-based Outdoor Education programs and they can take the opportunity to participate in a number of other outdoor co-curricular activities.

All these programs promote active learning through direct personal experience, and whilst offering excitement, fun and adventure, provide challenging experiences, which impact powerfully upon a young person’s development.

These programs are designed to promote the development of communication, problem solving and decision making skills. Horizons are broadened, new challenges embraced, and perseverance and determination are reinforced. The values and attitudes developed from shared endeavour help form a sound basis for responsible citizenship. Sensitivity to the environment is fostered, for young people to see themselves in a global context with an awareness of the need for sustainable use of the world’s natural resources.

Students can build self-confidence and self-esteem, develop a positive attitude to learning, an awareness of the needs and contributions of others, the ability to sustain effective relationships, the adaptability to cope with a rapidly changing world of work and the responsibility to be an effective member of a community.

  • Curriculum Based Programs

    Curriculum Based Programs

    Year 7 Camps

    Year 9 Camps: Year Expedition

    The Year 9 Expedition will go beyond the intellect of the head and will provide a valuable learning experience that students will use for the rest of their lives. It strongly focuses on leadership, decision-making, values, conscientiousness, peer relations, wellbeing, confidence and resilience.

    The Expedition locations for Year 9 are:

    • Murray River - Canoe / Hike
    • Mount Baw Baw - Mountain Bike / Hike
    • Lake Eildon - Sea Kayak / Hike
    • Grampians - Rock Climb / Hike

    VCE Outdoor & Environmental Studies Units 1&2, 3&4

  • Co-curriculum Based Programs

    Co-curriculum Based Programs