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Gibberagong Environmental Education Centre

Gibberagong Environmental Education Centre

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School Leader

School Leader

Leadership

Overview

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.

Program Locations

Bobbin Head

The Basin

Special Notes

This program is restricted to a mamimum of 60 students.

This program runs in terms 1 and 4 only.


Learning Activities

River challenge

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.

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.

Canoe or SUP challenge

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.

Optional - Developing a leadership project plan

Schools also have an opportunity to run a school specific leadership workshop, in conjunction with Gibberagong EEC staff, with their students.In this session, the students will plan a leadership


Sample Timetable

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
10.40am Morning Tea
11.40am Canoe or SUP Challenge River Challenge Wellbeing walk to nature spot
12.40pm Lunch
1.00pm Wellbeing walk to nature spot Canoe or SUP Challenge River Challenge
2.00pm Final change before bus leave
2.15pm Conclusion and depart


Teacher Information

Download the program flyer

Excursion locations

Bobbin Head

The Basin

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.

Cost

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

Risk Assessments

Bobbin Head

The Basin (coming soon)

River Challenge

Canoe and SUP (please contact Gibberagong EEC directly)

COVID

Social Stories

Bobbin Head

The Basin

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.