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SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAMS.

ROAR - RELATIONSHIPS, OUTDOORS, ACTION AND RESILIENCE

Our signature school camp, ROAR, delivers outstanding and dynamic learning that stimulates and motivates students while complementing the curriculum. Students take part in fun group challenges and activities that promote key learning through:

Relationships - developing skills in communication, problem solving, cooperation, negotiation, respect and care

Outdoors nurturing an appreciation of the natural environment and sustainability

Action reinforcing the importance of physical activity for wellbeing

Resilience collaborating, negotiating and reflecting on difficult challenges to build courage and strength.

Learning is fun

Whether it’s working in teams to build a raft or paddle a canoe blindfolded through a set course or challenging themselves on the flying fox and giant swing, students come away from ROAR with positive experiences and a greater sense of themselves. Schools benefit too with a greater sense of school community and team spirit, and increased values of respect, trust and honesty.

Take the classroom outdoors

Designed to supplement the curriculum, ROAR can be exclusively tailored to meet your school’s education objectives and outcomes. Our training and accreditation as outdoor leaders guarantees a vibrant, safe and fun learning experience for both students and teachers.

Availability

This program is available at all Centres: Berry, Borambola, Broken Bay, Jindabyne, Lake Ainsworth, Lake Burrendong, Lake Keepit, Milson Island, Point Wolstoncroft and Sydney Academy.

SPORTS SCIENCE

Sports Science Education

Sydney Academy’s elite Sports Science Unit is a great place to enhance student learning and reinforce PDHPE HSC curriculum theory with practice.

Delivered by expert Sports Analysts, the Sports Science Education program gives students access to sophisticated equipment and facilities not normally available to schools. The program, split into seven distinct modules, has been developed around the PDHPE Stage 6 syllabus and serves as an introduction to these subjects as well as a complement to in-class learning.

Modules cover the following areas of the PDHPE HSC syllabus:

  • Core 2: Factors Affecting Performance

  • Option 4: Improving Performance

Why book a Sports Science Education program?

The Sports Science Unit is a fully functioning facility that is regularly used by elite athletes and high profile sporting clubs, including the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and NSWIS. It is also a recognised Olympic Training Centre.

 

Modules are delivered by experienced, highly-trained Sports Analysts:

  • Qualified in sport and exercise sciences

  • Accredited with professional sporting and fitness associations including ESSA, ASCA, AWF and Fitness Australia

  • Specialists in physiology and strength and conditioning training

  • Experienced educators of high school students, elite athletes and coaches

 

The Sports Science Unit contains specialist facilities and equipment, giving students a chance to experience a range of tests used to assess athletic performance such as:

  • Explosive strength

  • Aerobic and anaerobic fitness

  • Wingate

  • Acceleration and speed

  • Lactate profiles

  • VO2max testing

 

The physiological basis of each test is explained to students, with a focus on the energy systems used for different types of exercise.

PDHPE HSC Modules

 

There are seven modules available that cover the PDHPE HSC syllabus. The program can be delivered in full over two days or can be tailored as a one-day program by choosing up to four modules. Please see our website for more information on modules.

 

Availability

 

This program is available at Sydney Academy.

DUKE OF EDINBURGH ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth development program, enabling young Australians aged 14 - 24 to develop their learning outside the classroom and become empowered through physical activity, voluntary service, new life skills and Adventurous Journeys.

 

The Bronze, Silver and Gold levels offer a structured program to fulfil their passions and ambitions allowing them flexibility to choose activities they want to participate in. 

Our Sport and Recreation Centre’s offer a unique environment for Participants to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Adventurous Journey. Our team will teach navigation, weather basics, time management, incident and scenario planning, communications and basic first-aid. It’s an opportunity for Participants to demonstrate leadership and decision making, how to work together as a team and to reflect on their decisions. Our camps provide an unforgettable experience and is an easy way to organise and manage your Duke of Ed Adventurous Journeys. To find out more contact our team on 13 13 02 or on dukeofed@sport.nsw.gov.au
 

Availability

 

This program is available at Berry and Broken Bay.

Think outside for your next school camp with the Office of Sport.

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