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Explore Outdoor

PDHPE, Wellbeing


The Explore Outdoor program is the ideal program for schools looking to provide a day camp experience for their students or as a beginning or end of year activity.

The program aims to build leadership qualities, teamwork and resilience through a variety of fun, hands-on and team-oriented activities.

Learning Activities

Initiative games

Students will work in small groups to complete a series of challenges. Each of these activities is designed to assist students to understand and develop leadership qualities, teamwork and resilience and include the plank walk, cannonball run and magic carpets  

On completion, students will reflect on each activity and the qualities they thought were important in providing an effective outcome.

Shelter building

Working as a small team, students must construct a shelter using a tarp, ropes, pegs and any natural resources around them. Students must work together to design and build their shelter, using the skills of the whole group.

Wellbeing walk to nature spot

Students will navigate their way through the bush during a bush walk. On arrival at their destination, they will participate in a silent challenge encouraging positive connections with nature and developing skills in reflection, relaxation and resilience.

Art in nature

Students will sit in a special nature spot to connect with the natural environment around them. Using watercolours (provided by Gibberagong), the students will draw and paint their chosen subject. This immersion experience provides each student with the opportunity to study the detail and beauty of the natural setting. Artworks will be provided to the teacher to be taken back to school.

Excursion Locations

This program is offered at the following locations. Click on an image to find out more.

*Note: Excursions at Muogamarra operate in Terms 2 and 3 only.

Sample Timetable

NOTE: Variations to timetable based on specific location, group size and weather

Time Class A Class B Class C Class D
10.00am Acknowledgement of Country, Welcome, Overview of the day
10.10am Morning Tea
10.30am Initiative games Shelter building Wellbeing walk to nature spot Art in nature
11.15am Shelter building Initiative games Art in nature Wellbeing walk to nature spot
12.00pm Wellbeing walk to nature spot Art in nature Initiative games Shelter building
1.2.45pm Lunch
1.15pm Art in nature Wellbeing walk to nature spot Shelter building Initiative games
2.00pm Conclusion and depart

Teacher Information

Download the program flyer

Excursion locations

Bobbin Head

Muogamarra Nature Reserve

Bus access map

Map for access to venue will be sent with the confirmation

Please ensure you print a copy and provide to the bus driver on the morning of the excursion.


2024 DoE $20 per student - GST free

2024 Non-gov school cost $25 per student - GST free, minimum charge $600 per class. 

NOTE:  National Parks entry is $1.10 per student in addition

Class numbers and size

Up to 4 classes 

Max. 30 students per class

Risk Assessments

Bobbin Head

Muogamarra Nature Reserve

Social Stories

Bobbin Head

Muogamarra (coming soon)

What to bring

Backpack, medication, low-waste food, water bottle, sunblock, raincoat, hat, sturdy shoes, mask.

Students wear sports uniform.

Adverse weather
On days where the weather is unsuitable (see risk assessment), a Gibberagong staff member will contact the organising teacher to discuss alternative arrangments.
Medical notifications
Notify Gibberagong EEC by completing and returning the medical form before the excursion. This form will be sent out upon confirmation of booking.

Syllabus outcomes and content

PDHPE K-10 Syllabus 


A student:

> investigates and participates in physical activities to promote the benefits of physical activity on health and wellbeing PD3-8

> applies and adapts self management skills to respond to personal and group situations PD3-9

> demonstrates a range of interpersonal skills that build and enhance relationships and promote inclusion in various situation PD3-10


Movement Skill and Performance

  • participate positively in groups and teams by encouraging others and negotiating roles and responsibilities, for example:(ACPMP067)

   - respond appropriately to others when working in small groups on movement tasks or challenges

Health safe and active lifestyles

  • recommend appropriate actions to improve health, safety, wellbeing or physical activity issues within the school or wider community, for example:

   - suggest and practise action plans for emergency situations to ensure the safety of themselves and others, eg basic first aid

   - observe and explain how individual strengths and teamwork contribute to achieving success in physical activities

   - discuss how safe participation in outdoor activities creates connections to natural and built environments


PDHPE K-10 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2018