Level 1 Outdoor Education

11OED
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Martin

Recommended Prior Learning

Characteristics & Qualities Required for Outdoor Education:

* Whanaungatanga

* Effective Communicator

* Pukengatanga

* Active Participant in outdoor activities

* Willingness to evaluate and reflect on learnings

* Managing Self e.g. Bring PE Gear, stationery and gear for trips

* Motivated and Resilient

* Supportive of Others in a Class/Team Environment


Foundations for Experience, Care and Responsibility in the Outdoors 


Kai aku rau rangatira mā, nau mai, haere mai!

He tino ngahau tēnei akoranga. Ko te kaupapa – “Kei te titiro whakamuri ki ō tātou wā o mua, hei āwhina i a tātou e haere ake nei”.  Ko ngā Kaiwhakatere o mua, he tāngata māia. Hei aha māu? He mōhiotanga whānui mō Papatūānuku me te mātauranga ō-waho.

Taumata Tuatahi: Kaitiakitanga, takahi, piki, retireti, rākau, pukenga wai me ērā atu mea

Manaaki whenua, manaaki tangata haere whakamua. 


The Outdoor Education Programme at Level 1 provides a full and exciting range of experiences that will challenge the students physically and mentally in a range of settings.

Our learning opportunities are based on the Mountainview Whānau-based system – Hiwi, Whenua and Moana.  We provide a balanced range of water, land and mountain-based experiences that also incorporate our school values.

The following extended learning opportunities are offered:

  • Skiing and Snowboarding

  • Tramping; navigation, cooking, survival

  • Mountain Biking on varied terrain 

  • Water-based paddling craft

  • Rock Climbing, Abseiling, and Bouldering   

  • Low Ropes


There is a $300 contribution for this course to cover the extended learning opportunities as listed above. Some students may be able to have some financial help with this, see Mr. Martin for more information.

24 Credits on offer over the whole year.   

**Alternative and other assessment opportunities are available dependent upon time and experience

Unit standard based. All internal assessments.

For further information see: Mr. Martin and Ms Fahey


Subject Areas:

Physical Education


Assessment Policy & Procedures
Career Pathways

Primary School Teacher, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Diver, Sports Coach/Official, Professional Sportsperson, Hunter/Trapper, Recreation Co-ordinator, Tour Guide