Outdoor Education

Outdoor education is a key component of our curriculum at Prince of Peace and our varied, challenging program is central to holistic student development.

We believe that the outdoor education opportunities provided to our students, from their very first ‘sleep over’ experience in Year 2 right through to the Year 11 Leadership Camp, support the development of confidence, self sufficiency, initiative, teamwork and leadership skills. All students are expected to participate as part of their educational journey.

Our Junior Campus outdoor education program is an integral part of each year group’s curriculum and develops as follows:

Year 2 students enjoy their first ‘sleep over’ at the College’s Senior Campus after an excursion or learning activities throughout the day.

Year 3 students enjoy their first off-site experience with a one-night stay at a camping venue on the northern outskirts of Brisbane. Students enjoy two days of excursion, team work and camping activities.

Year 4 students enjoy a three-day, two-night stay at Luther Heights, Coolum. At this scenic hilltop and beachside location the children experience a wide range of outdoor challenges including a ropes course, teamwork activities and beach-based tasks.

Year 5 students head to Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre, located in the Black Butt Range, for four days of fun and personal development in Term 2. Their camp is full of challenging individual and team-building activities and also teaches the children to appreciate the natural bushland environment. It gives our students a wonderful opportunity to become familiar with the Mt Binga environment before attending the camp again in Year 9 when they undertake new, age-appropriate challenges and activities for four weeks.

Year 6 students spend five days in Canberra to complement and enhance their studies into the Australian parliamentary system. Highlights of the trip include visits to Parliament House, the National Library, the Australian War Memorial, the Australian Institute of Sport and Questacon.