Year 10 Outdoor Education FULL Year (10OPES)

10OPES
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Stretch

Pre-requisites

A genuine Interest in the outdoors. 10 OPES is not to be confused as another PE based course. 


This course provides an introduction to Outdoor Education. It will appeal to students who have a genuine interest in activities such as planning for an overnight tramp, survival in a bush setting as well as being prepared to challenge their own level of comfort. It provides a taster course for students who may be thinking about moving into Senior PE, SES or OED. The course is a mix of both practical and theory sessions but does not involve traditional PE lessons. 

The course costs cover all activities associated with the 10 OPES course. This includes; snorkeling at Goat Island/surf survival trip at Omaha Beach, an overnight tramping expedition in the Hunua Ranges, an optional high ropes camp at Waharau (extra cost), high ropes at Tree Adventures and an introductory surfing trip to Te Arai Beach. Students also participate in a short day walk along the Mangemangeroa Track identifying native plants. 

Students who wish to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award do so externally.  The course has been designed to provide enough opportunities to gain this qualification. 



Course Overview

Term 1
Snorkeling and Surf Survival - Snorkeling and water safety for Goat Island / Omaha Beach

Expedition - Preparation and planning for an overnight trip in the Hunua Ranges

Term 2
Expedition - Preparation and planning for an overnight trip in the Hunua Ranges

Survival - Survival techniques in the bush (shelter, native plants, how to read weather). Students will do a short walk along the Mangemangeroa Trail as well as create a short Bear Grylls mockumentary.

Optional high ropes trip at Waharau.

Term 3
Survival - Survival techniques in the bush (shelter, native plants, how to read weather). Students will do a short walk along the Mangemangeroa Trail as well as create a short Bear Grylls mockumentary.

Leadership - Students teach a skill to the class

Skills - Students learn about Anatomy and Physiology

High ropes / zip lining trip to Tree Adventures

Term 4
First Aid - A basic introduction.

Surf trip to Te Arai Beach

Learning Areas:

Health, Physical Education and Outdoor Education



Pathway

Year 11 Outdoor Education and Physical Education Studies (11OPES)