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