Outdoor Education

Pittwater House offers an innovative outdoor education program that builds leadership, independence, inclusiveness and the value of working towards a common goal.

Our outdoor education program reinforces our focus on well-being and personal development. It’s available from Year 3 until Year 11.

Students stay in a semi-remote location within Australia to remove them from 'normal' life. They work together in small, professionally facilitated groups.

The program is run by an independent organisation.

The Outdoor Education Program

Year 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: 4

Year 8

Focus: Challenge and Leadership

Activities: Mountain bike, outdoor education skills

Location: Kangaroo Valley, Southern Highlands

Term: 4

Year 9

Focus: Leadership

Activities: Bushwalk, abseil, canoe expedition, team challenges

Location: Murramarang National Park, South Coast

Term: 4

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