Outdoor Education at St Catherine's School encourages students to understand their identity, their community and their relationship with the natural world.
Through a process of guided discovery our students have opportunities to help confirm and shape their values by undertaking appropriate social, emotional and physical challenges. With this in mind, all students from Years 1 to 10 participate in our Beyond Boundaries program.
This sequential outdoor experience provides all students with the opportunity to push their own personal boundaries in a supportive and nurturing environment. Whether guiding a raft, hiking through the Alpine National Park or simply spending the night away from home. Learning through participation, along with the opportunity to process the learning experiences both at School and home in familiar surrounds, creates a powerful learning experience.
Students’ skills and knowledge culminate during the Beyond Boundaries program into a final expedition in Year 10. At this point students are offered a choice of four expeditions ranging from six to nine days, for which most of the organisation and execution is undertaken by the girls themselves.
Beyond Boundaries extends and challenges every student, whilst helping to promote leadership, integrity, curiosity, perseverance and empathy. In the Senior School, the program has strong links with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and is additionally, an integral component in St Catherine’s unique Leadership Diploma.
The Beyond Boundaries program continues to extend students in ways that cannot be duplicated in the classroom, leaving girls with a strong sense of achievement and empowerment to strive for the best in all that they pursue.
For more information on the Beyond Boundaries program contact:
Ms Casie Chalman (Director of Outdoor Education)
(03) 9828 3057