We acknowledge and pay respect to the Kombumerri people who are the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and learn. We would like to pay our respects to all Elders past, present and emerging as they hold the memories, traditions, culture and hopes of our Indigenous people.

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At St Andrews, we are dedicated to nurturing the holistic development of every child, and outdoor education holds a vital role in this endeavour.

It provides our students with invaluable opportunities to cultivate independence and resilience, enabling them to adapt to new and challenging situations. Through our Outdoor Education program, students in Years 3, 4, 5, and 6 embark on transformative journeys away from the familiarity of home, where they acquire new skills and extend themselves.

The students embark on memorable adventures at various outdoor education facilities. Year 3 students spend an exciting night at the Tallebudgera Recreation Centre, while Year 4 students venture to Lake Ainsworth in Lennox Head, northern NSW. Year 5 students, find their home away from home at Luther Heights in Coolum for two nights. Each location is carefully selected to provide unique experiences and challenges.

Under the guidance of trained and qualified instructors, our students participate in a range of exhilarating activities, including ropes courses, archery, orienteering, bush skills, river rafting, obstacle courses, and camp crafts. These activities foster personal growth, teamwork, and a deep connection with nature. Many of the cherished memories and formative experiences of our students in the Junior School arise from their camp adventures, forging lasting bonds and resilience that will serve them throughout their lives.

As our students progress to Year 6, they embark on a different kind of outdoor education experience. They journey to Canberra, the capital city of Australia, where they gain a profound understanding of the political process and the responsibilities of being an Australian citizen. This immersive five-day, four-night trip serves as a foundation for their future learning, sparking curiosity, and broadening their horizons.

At St Andrews, we believe that outdoor education fosters personal growth, cultivates essential life skills, and enhances academic development. By providing our students with meaningful and memorable experiences outside the traditional classroom, we strive to shape well-rounded individuals who are prepared to navigate the complexities of the world with confidence and purpose.