NCEA Level 3 Outdoor Education
Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Sainsbury
This course provides life-long lessons for student by increasing self-esteem, resilience, organisational and communication skills. Year 13 Outdoor Education offers a wide range of opportunities that take advantage of the world class outdoor environment that Taupo has to offer. The main pursuits that will be taught are bush, tramping, survival skills and sea kayaking. After our students have had time to learn how to manage themselves, they will have opportunity to take a junior outdoor education group for an outdoor education experience with our students as the instructors.
This course is a platform for preparing students who are interested in developing themselves and who want a stepping stone to further education in the adventure tourism industry.
This is a practical course that involves one weekend away on a trip and various school days throughout the year. It is compulsory that students attend all field trips.
Sea Kayaking and Kayak surf landings. Field trip to Kawakawa bay over weekend late Term 1.
Kayak surf landings at Papamoa beach, week one term two.
Us 468 ABL - 6 credits. Working on leadership with our Year 10 ODE classes. Complete adventure race week 4 term 2.
Bush walking and bush craft field trip - 5 Credits. Completed at Tongariro national park over 3 days Late term 2.
White water rafting Field Trip 30th or 31st July - Kaituna river
Safety in the outdoor assessment based on Mangatepopo tragedy - 4 credits In class assessment
Mountain biking skills - 5 Credits field trips to Craters mountain bike park and Rotorua (redwoods) bike park.
No assessment done in Term 4. Catch up's on Book work etc
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
It is recommended that students pay the course costs of approximately $300.
Recommended Prior Learning
Successful applicants will be expected to be physically fit and willing and able to participate in a number of different activities.
Successfully completed Year 12 Outdoor Education or Year 12 Physical Education, or at the discretion of the Head of Faculty.
Total Credits Available: 29 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 29 credits.
Working with the 10ODE classes on an amazing race adventure race. Assessment date will be in Week 3 term 2
Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines
Assessment during term 1 both during class time and as part of a field trip Sea kayaking to Kawakawa bay over a weekend during end of week 8 or week 9 Term 1.
Term: 1, Week: 9
3 day mountain biking assessment completed during week 8 and 9 term 3.
Assessment is 3 day, 2 night tramp into the Tongariro national park during either week 8 or week 9 in term 2.
Term: 3, Week: 8
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 3
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.
Physical Education: Teaching, Fitness Industry, Sports Coaching, Sport and Recreation, Armed Forces, Police, Personal Trainer, Physiotherapist Health: Nursing, Medicine, Law, Politics, Social Sciences, Education, Diversional Therapist, Psychologist, Acupuncturist, Ambulance Officer, Anaesthetist, Biomedical Engineer, Chiropractor, Clinical Coder, Community Karitane, Dental Assistant, Dental Hygienist, Dental Technician, Dental Therapist, Dentist, Diagnostic Radiologist, Dietitian, Dispensing Optician, Environmental Health Officer, General Practitioner, Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, Health Promoter, Massage Therapist, Midwife, Natural Health Therapist, Nursing Support and Care Worker, Occupational Therapist, Optometrist, Osteopath, Pathologist, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Physician,
It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.
Credits listed may change.