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The School Leader program at Gibberagong EEC provides an opportunity for students to learn leadership skills through activities designed to encourage teamwork, negotiation, problem solving and leadership.
The program is ideally suited for preparing student groups that have taken on leadership responsibilities within their school. This may include Year 6 leadership, SRC, Prefect groups and Peer Support teams.
This program is restricted to a maximum of 60 students.
This program runs in terms 1 and 4 only and operates from 9.30am to 2.15pm
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.
On completion, students will reflect on each activity and the qualities they thought were important in providing an effective outcome.
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.
Students will undertake either a canoe or stand-up paddleboard activity either on the Cowan Creek (at Bobbin Head) or in the waters of The Basin (at Pittwater). During their activity, students will need to work in a coordinated way to solve problems, requiring effective teamwork, communication and critical thinking skills. There will be a discussion after each challenge to help develop students’ skills in reflection and critical thinking.
Schools also have an opportunity to run a school specific leadership workshop in conjunction with Gibberagong EEC staff.
This program is offered at the following locations. Click on an image to find out more.
NOTE: Variations to timetable based on specific location, group size and weather
|Time||Class A||Class B||Class C|
|9.30am||Acknowledgement of Country, Welcome, Overview of the day|
|9.40am||River Challenge||Wellbeing walk to nature spot||Canoe or SUP Challenge|
|11.10am||Canoe or SUP Challenge||River Challenge||Wellbeing walk to nature spot|
|12.50pm||Wellbeing walk to nature spot||Canoe or SUP Challenge||River Challenge|
|2.00pm||Final change before bus leave|
|2.15pm||Conclusion and depart|
|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.
2023 DoE $30 per student - GST free
2023 Non-gov school cost $40 per student - GST free, minimum charge $800 per class.
NOTE: National Parks entry is $1.10 per student in addition
Min. 36 students
Max. 60 students
The Basin (coming soon)
Canoe and SUP (please contact Gibberagong EEC directly)
|What to bring||
Backpack, medication, low-waste food, water bottle, sunblock, raincoat, hat, sturdy shoes, mask.
Students wear sports uniform.
||On days where the weather is unsuitable (see risk assessment), a Gibberagong staff member will contact the organising teacher to discuss alternative arrangments.|
||Notify Gibberagong EEC by completing and returning the medical form before the excursion. This form will be sent out upon confirmation of booking.|
address Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Bobbin Head Road Picnic Area, North Turramurra NSW 2074
telephone 02 9457 8245
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