Outdoor Education


This is a Stage 1 (Year 11) course that is also offered to Year 10 students.

Course details

  • Further study Stage 2 Outdoor Education (2OEDY)

About the subject

Outdoor Education is the study of the human connection to natural environments through outdoor activities. Students develop their sense of self-reliance and build relationships with people and natural environments. Outdoor Education focuses on the development of awareness of environmental issues through observation and evaluation.

The study of Outdoor Education also gives students opportunities to achieve good health and develop personal skills. Students reflect critically on environmental practices and are introduced to employment options in the outdoor and environmental fields.

Course content

By participating in outdoor activities, students develop knowledge and skills and reflect on their personal, group, and social development. They gain an understanding of ecology, environmental sustainability, cultural perspectives (including Indigenous Australians’ perspectives about land), and physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Through outdoor journeys, students increase their effectiveness as members of a group and develop skills in leadership, self-management, group management, planning and evaluating, personal reflection, assessing and managing risks, managing safety, and minimising environmental impacts for sustainable futures.

A 10-credit subject consist of the following four topics:

  • Environment and Conservation
  • Planning and Management
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Outdoor Journey


The following assessment types enable students to demonstrate their learning in Stage 1 Outdoor Education:

  • Practical
  • Folio
  • Report

The Compass App

Students and their families are encouraged to download the Darwin High School Compass app to their smart phone/tablet device. Compass app allows you to stay up to date with announcements and events, complete a range of e-forms for student absences and excursions and easily contact us via phone or email direct from the app.

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