The Great Outdoors
In this subject students look at the great world outside the school walls and investigate a variety of topics as part of their Maths, English, S&E, Science, Art and ANC History and Geography outcomes. Students learn about native flora and fauna, local history and geography, world geography, natural resources, environmental sustainability within the wider society and in our
schools and homes, recycling and more. Projects are completed on Australian and international locations in which students look at Indigenous histories, immigration and industry. Students use science and maths skills to go orienteering, taking samples, doing experiments, creating recycled goods, using alternative energy and having excursions/incursions.
There are three main themes; Sustainability, Recycling and caring for the local environment. These themes will be running through the various topics studied including:
- looking at native animals and pests
- Investigating ecosystems and sustainable development
- learning to survive in the bush Bear Grills’style
- studying the consequences of human existence such as deforestation and endangering animals
- studying our engagement with Asia through Palm Oil and Whaling
Students will further work under the goal of making our school more sustainable including:
- setting up and maintaining compost heaps
- worm farms
- reducing waste
- lowering our energy consumption and
- recycling materials and goods.
Once a term students will go on an excursion to the local
bush to clean and to look at sustainability and minimum impact practices. We
will take excursions to local bushland and rotate through a series of fun and
engaging activities to educate students about the environment and our role in it.