leadership & outdoor education | outdoor education

Pittwater House School offers an innovative outdoor education program to support the development of our students. The program is run by an independent not-for-profit organisation and focuses on outdoor experiential learning.


The program supports and reinforces the School's pastoral curriculum in the most practical of settings. It is structured so students work together in small, professionally facilitated groups, and deals directly with concepts such as leadership, inclusiveness and the value of working towards a common goal. Each program is hosted in a semi-remote location within Australia to remove the participants from 'normal' life.


Outdoor Education Program


Yr 3





Focus:    Developing Independence

Activities:  Giant swing, tree climb, bush skills, low ropes and treasure hunt

Location:   Vision Valley

Term:  1




Year 4





Focus: Attitudes : "Have a go"

Activities: Giant swing, climbing tower, bushwalk, team challenges

Location: Stanwell Tops, Boronia

Term: 2


Year 5





Focus: Leadership/Teamwork

Activities: Wilderness challenge, low ropes, rock climb, raft build

Location: Wombaroo

Term: 3


Year 6





Focus: Civics and Parliamentary Democracy Study Tour

Activities: Parliament House, The Mint, Australian War Memorial, National Museum

Location: Canberra

Term: 4


Year 7           





Focus:    Relationships

Activities:  Canoe expedition, camp out, abseil, team challenges    

Location:   Biloela, Southern Highlands

Term:  1


Year 8





Focus:  Challenge and Leadership

Activities: Mountain bike, outdoor education skills

Location: Mount Stromlo MTB Park, Canberra ACT

Term: 1


Year 9





Focus:  Leadership

Activities:  Bushwalk, abseil, canoe expedition, team challenges

Location:   Myall Lakes, Central Coast

Term:  3


Year 10





Focus:  Responsibility

Activities:  Snow Sports, Cross Country Skiing, Snow Camping

Location:  Jindabyne, Thredbo and surrounds

Term:   3


Year 11





Focus:     Year 12 and beyond

Activities:  Study Skills, Orienteering, Archery, Kayaking

Location:   Sydney Academy of Sport & Recreation - Narrabeen

Term:       1






achieve a balance co-educational campus, single-sex classes
Pre-School to Year 12
70 South Creek Rd Collaroy, NSW 2097, Australia Reception ph: +612 9981 4400 Enrolments ph: + 612 9972 5789