Outdoor Education is an integral part of life at Canberra Grammar School, beginning in the Junior School and continuing through Senior School.
All camps and expeditions are designed to promote personal growth, social interaction and environmental awareness while complementing the traditional school experience.
At all times students are supported and guided in working together to meet both individual and group challenges, while gaining respect for the environment and understanding of the need for a sustainable future.
YEAR 5 & 6
Students are introduced to camp activities in a safe but challenging environment.
YEAR 7 & 8
Students attend longer five-day camps focusing on friendships and unity. For students new to the School in senior years, this is an integral part of getting to know their peers and House communities.
Students are challenged with new skills and experiences such as abseiling, caving and orienteering. All groups are accompanied by experienced Outdoor Education staff.
Students participate in a rigorous nine-day expedition that is the pinnacle of the School’s Outdoor Education programme. The expedition includes an extensive range of activities that involve a high level of commitment and challenge.
DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARDS SCHEME
The Duke of Edinburgh is offered by Canberra Grammar School to senior students with a passion for the outdoors, community service, and a desire for self-development within a supportive and supervised environment.
The Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme is acknowledged internationally as an outstanding and rigorous programme teaching resourcefulness, determination, leadership and compassion.