Calvin’s Outdoor Education Programme provides students with an opportunity to live, work and relate with others in ways that develop confidence, values teamwork and builds community.


Calvin has an exciting and comprehensive Outdoor Education programme. Situated in one of the most beautiful places in the world, Calvin is on the doorstep of a natural wonderland. Calvin’s Outdoor Education programme provides all students from Years 3 – 12 with an opportunity to live, work and relate with others in an appropriately challenging setting.

Outdoor Education begins in the Primary School and involves numerous opportunities for students to enhance their understanding of the world around them. Field trips, excursions and visits to places of interest are part of every year group’s teaching and learning programme. The Camp programme for Years 3 to Year 6 varies to provide a range of environments. These include beach, fresh water and forest settings, structured in two and three day formats.

Calvin Years 10, 11 and 12 students have the opportunity to undertake formal study in the areas of Outdoor Education (Year 10) and Adventure Education and Outdoor Leadership (Years 11 & 12). These courses provide the opportunity through extended participation to acquire a greater understanding of the planning and safe conduct of the adventure activities as well as the development of leadership skills. As a part of these courses students complete a senior first aid course.

[Featured photo: Lake Rhona Hike, 2008]