Approach Level Outdoor Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr N. Thomas

Recommended Prior Learning

To be accepted for this course Level 1 students must have earned NCEA Numeracy and Literacy, have an active interest in Outdoor Education, and have a good level of fitness.  Level 2 students must have an interest in Outdoor Education.

This course is composed of Level 1 and Level 2 NCEA standards.  The course is delivered through theory, practical sessions after school, and multi-day trips. 

Students must attend and complete all the off-site practical trips if they are to be successful in gaining the unit standard credits. Students are given study time to catch up with work missed in other subjects after being away on trips.

Course Overview

What is taught in courses varies from year to year. This course could include:
Activities include:

• Tramping, Camping, and Multiday Expeditioning

• Rock Climbing and Abseiling

• Environmental Codes of Conduct

• Navigation

• First Aid

• Risk Assessment and Responsible Behaviour

The activities and topics are subject to change depending on the needs of the students, teacher expertise, and environmental conditions.


Health and Physical Education


Aspiring Outdoor Education