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McLaren Vale  SA  5171

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Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education is an important part of a student’s life at Tatachilla Lutheran College. The programs offered at the college extend the whole student physically, mentally and spiritually.

Aims of Outdoor Education at Tatachilla Lutheran College

Outdoor pursuits provide opportunities for self-reliance and self-discipline as well as providing opportunities to understand and appreciate the natural environment, focusing on the need for conservation. Active participation and enjoyment of the natural environment is strongly encouraged, and students acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to participate in a variety of outdoor activities and environments.

The various Outdoor Education programs offered at the college fosters social development, providing opportunities to develop self-esteem, leadership qualities, a sense of responsibility for their actions towards a peer group, as well as learning the value of group identity and cooperation through group living. All our programs offer students the opportunity to challenge and extend themselves through reflection and Christian living.

By integrating school subjects through outdoor pursuits, students are given the opportunity to learn concepts not easily taught in the classroom. Based on the locations of expeditions and camps, students are provided with a first hand experience of sites of historic, geographic, indigenous and scientific significance. Through the development of geographical and historical awareness, students are given the opportunity to relate practical situations with those learnt in the classroom.

Outdoor Education Activities

Activities students are involved in are year level dependant and are not restricted to the listing below;



Raft Building

Adventure Caving

High Ropes

Rock climbing


Initiative challenges


Camp craft



Camp Planning

Map Reading

Survival skills

Christian Reflection

Mountain Biking

Tent Pitching







Duke of Edinburgh Program

 Having a relationship between Outdoor Education and the Duke of Edinburgh Program maximizes the benefits for involvement in both programs, and also has some significant continuing benefits though SACE.

Click here for further Informtion on the Duke of Edinburgh Program

Outdoor Education Table of Contents

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