A Christian Co-educational International School

Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education combines education of the mind, body and soul – and it is also great fun.

Within the curriculum for students from Year 4 to Year 10 structured experiences promote aspects of personal development through interaction and co-operation with others and, at the same time, encourage responsible use of the natural environment.

Camp Toonallook on the Gippsland Lakes is one of Carey’s greatest assets. A beautiful 4-hectare tract of land on the shores of Lake Victoria, ‘Toona’ provides early Outdoor Education experiences for Junior School Kew and Donvale students and is the venue for several leadership camps and retreats for older students.

Water based activities supervised by professional Outdoor Education instructors provide challenges that develop physical confidence and allow younger students to expand friendship groups – and have a lot of fun at the same time.

From Year 8 to Year 10, Outdoor Education experiences occur at venues around the State, and may include bushwalking, navigation, canoeing and rafting. At Year 10 students may choose from a variety of expedition that includes tall ship sailing, a bike ride from Kosciusko to Kew, and kayaking.