NCEA Level 2 Outdoor Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Sainsbury

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 11 Sport and Outdoor Education or Year 11 Physical Education, or at the discretion of the Head of Faculty.

The outdoor education programme caters for students with a genuine interest in  the outdoors. The programme will introduce students to leadership, as well as outdoor recreational activities. A range of sporting activities and outdoor pursuits will include rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking tramping and team sports.

Students will complete a variety of the standards listed, dependent on their placement into an outdoor education programme. Students are expected to go on all field trips throughout the year which are designed to incorporate relevant unit standards. This will involve day and overnight trips.

This is not an approved UE subject.

A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student attempting the assessment.

Course Overview

Term 1
Sea Kayaking US 489 Including a Field Trip to the Maori Carvings as an assessment day. This assessment will take place on a day during a Weekend which suits the student. Term one, Week 6 or 7

Term 2
Navigation and weather analysis units. With a field trip to the Tongariro national park tramping and navigating. All while interpreting the weather leading up and during the field trip.
Assessment dates will be late May early June

Term 3
Rock climbing, mountain biking and Skiing/snowboarding units. Utilizing local attractions and Mt Ruapehu
Assessment dates will be late August for skiing and early September for mountain biking

Term 4
Catch up's and finishing book work. No field trips in Term four.


Health and Physical Education

Assessment Policy & Procedures

NCEA Level 3 Outdoor Education, NCEA Level 3 Sport and Recreation

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Outdoor education charges will be supported by STAR funding but costs of approximately $340 for rock climbing, kayaking, tramping, mountain biking and skiing/snowboarding.

1B5 and pens

Pathway Tags

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, Physioth


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Credits listed may change.