Outdoor Education

Christ Church’s Outdoor Education program develops character and skills in the boys through the promotion of self-reliance, leadership, teamwork, responsibility, healthy risk-taking, communal living and environmental care.

The Christ Church Outdoor Education Program commences from Year 4 and includes trips to Kooringal, the School’s Outdoor Education campus near Dwellingup, a combined outdoor experience with St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls in Western Australia’s iconic south-west in Year 8, culminating with an 11-day expedition in the D’Entrecasteaux National Park around Walpole during Year 10.

Year 7 Kooringal Transition Camp

The Year 7 Kooringal Transition Camp runs over four days in House groups and includes bushwalking, environmental activities, orienteering, canoeing and abseiling. The activities and challenges are designed to build a strong awareness of self and living with others.

Year 8 Cape to Cave

In 2021 Year 8 students from Christ Church and St Hilda’s will come together to participate in a combined outdoor experience in Western Australia’s iconic south-west. Together with a team of experienced outdoor educators, the students will be guided through a five-day journey that includes bushwalking, caving, abseiling and connecting with local people.

Year 9 Kooringal Camp

The Year 9 boys experience nine days at Kooringal, taking on extensive challenges in expedition bushwalking and navigation, canoeing, a ropes course, rogaining, a solo experience and community service.

Year 10 Venture

Venture has been going for more than 20 years and is a rite of passage for Year 10 boys. It is an 11-day journey through the bushland and coastal settings of D’Entrecasteaux and Walpole-Nornalup National Park and a culmination of the Outdoor Education program.