Level 3 Outdoor Education

13OED
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Martin

Recommended Prior Learning

Ideally Completed Outdoor Education at Level 2 however not a prerequisite for doing this course.

Characteristics & Qualities Required for Outdoor Education:

* Team Player

* Effective Communicator

* Focus on Self Improvement 

* Active Participant in outdoor activities

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

* Motivated and Resilient

* Willingness to evaluate performance and be self reflective

* Supportive of Others in a Class/Team Environment


Level 3 Outdoor Education  - OED 301      

Be a Leader and Guardian of 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 tohunga māramatanga o kaitiakitanga mē te whenua, moana, mē maunga.

Taumata Tuatoru: Kaitiakitanga, takahi, piki, pūpahi, papa tākaro, retireti, rākau, pukenga wai me ērā atu mea

The Outdoor Education Programme at Level 3 provides a full and exciting range of experiences that will challenge the students physically and mentally and provide opportunities for planning and facilitating key aspects of the programme.

Our learning opportunities are based on the Mountainview Whanau-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

  • Day trips to Mt Hutt Ski Field and also a 3 day overnight trip to Coronet Peak

  • Trek:  Navigation, Weather, and group survival

  • Adrenalin Forest - High Ropes Adventure Course

  • Stand-up paddle boarding

  • Leadership and trip facilitation

There is a $500 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.

A total of 23 Credits on offer over the course of the year. (20 Credits at Level 3). 

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

Unit standard based. All internal assessments.

For further information see: Miss Watson

All assessments are internals.  There is one Achievement Standard offered and the rest are unit standards.

There is a $500 cost for this course to cover the above extended learning opportunities. This fee includes all transport, admin fees and food & accommodation while on the overnight ski trip.




Subject Areas:

Physical Education


Assessment Policy & Procedures
Career Pathways

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