Outdoor Education Program
Stradbroke - Dux
Learning beyond the classroom happens with our extensive Outdoor Education
Program developed for students in Year 3 to Year 11. At the TSS Stradbroke Island complex,
boys are encouraged to appreciate beach ecology and its environs. Our other rural education camp at
Hidden Creek provides facilities for abseiling, orienteering, bush walking, rope
courses and canoeing. Both camps are
integral to the personal development of each student and attendance is
Year 7 Camp
Year 8 Camp Letter
Year 9 Camp
Year 10 Camp Letter
Year 11 Camp Letter
Year 8 Stradbroke Camps
These camps are undertaken in class groups and are based at our Outdoor
Education Centre on South Stradbroke Island. Major emphasis is placed upon an
environmental study of the island, developing boys’ social skills and camping
skills in preparation for later camps. It usually includes an overnight canoeing
and camping trip to a nearby island campsite. These camps occur in either Term 2
or Term 3.
Year 9, 10 & 11 Camps
The Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11 camps build sequentially upon the skills and
knowledge developed on the earlier camps. As well as many activities mentioned
above the boys are required to engage in a 2 to 4-day hiking experience in small
groups. This is a physical challenge
as well as an opportunity for leadership and social development. The Director of Outdoor
Education will provide all relevant details for Year 9, 10 and 11 camps closer
to the time of their respective camps.
Year 10 camp is conducted in Term 1.
Information will be distributed to students during Week 1 of Term 1, and it is
encouraged that you respond quickly to facilitate efficient organisation for
The Year 11 camp will be held in Term 3.
The boys will need to have a larger hiking pack and a bushwalking tent (shared
between 2 boys) for these camps.
Outdoor Education experiences are a compulsory component of your sons’ education
and families must make every effort to ensure their sons can participate in this
Note: Please refer to the 2011
School Calendar for further information on all school camps throughout the year