Year 11 Outdoor Education - Mountain to Coast

Course Description

In the Mountain to Coast course, students will develop their confidence and competence in the mountain (rock/cave) and coastal environments (estuary/rivers/coast). Students will demonstrate leadership skills and personal responsibility through the planning and completion of both day and overnight outdoor trips with a key focus on safety management and kaitiakitanga. This course is a mix of both classroom and practical lessons.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Safety management - demonstrate responsible behaviours for safety and impacts on physical and emotional safety in a range of outdoor contexts.
  • Maunga Unit: Students will develop safe practices and competencies in caving and rock climbing. Students will learn about risk management systems to apply to outdoor activities. Understand key ideas around land formation, basic geology and applications for rock climbing and caving.
  • Interpersonal Skills- participate in cooperative groups, contribute fairly to the task, communicate effectively and show respect to others.
  • Whakawhiti i te Ngaru/Crossing the waves: Students will explore river and coastal environments through a range of water-based activities. Learn key knowledge and practical competencies in river and surf safety/crossings and currents. Investigate weather patterns that impact tidal flow, waves and currents in estuaries/rivers and open coastal beaches.
  • Leadership - participate as team leaders or effective team members in project assignments and organise work to meet goals and team roles.
  • As with all other areas, students will focus on kaitiakitanga and environmental care as a part of their ‘responsible behaviours for safety’ over the course.
  • Developing a growth mindset - participate in challenging outdoor activities with a positive mindset and overcoming personal difficulties.

  • Movement and technical skills in a range of contexts - demonstrate skills in river crossing, surf craft and coasteering.

Other information: 

Students wishing to create a full year Outdoor Education course can take this course alongside 11 Outdoor Education - Ocean to Forest.

Resources Required

Exercise clothes
1 Set of thermals. Talk to your teacher before purchasing
1 Pair of sturdy shoes - Talk to your teacher before purchasing
All specialist safety equipment will be provided for each activity