Outdoor Education and Adventure Philosophy

TAS genuinely believes that developing the heart and mind together contributes to self-confidence and resilience, promoting academic achievement and character development. Throughout our history, outdoor education has been at the core of the TAS experience. All of our students, from Junior School onwards, engage in programs that will challenge and inspire them to go beyond their greatest expectations.

Our Outdoor Education program is one of the hallmarks of a TAS education; it is where students from Year 6 - 11 are challenged to extend themselves physically and mentally beyond their expectations. This very special program introduces many who have not yet experienced what it means to be in the ‘great outdoors’. All students take part in structured outdoor activities such as kayaking, camping, camping and cooking outdoors. As they then progress into Cadets, they learn how to abseil, canyon, navigate and hike.

From Year 8 to Year 10, all students immerse themselves in the TAS Cadet program where they are encouraged to persist and extend themselves into experiences that are new and often challenging; camping, hiking, navigation, abseiling, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, radio operation or Q-Store.

In Year 11 students may elect to continue in Cadets in senior leadership roles, or choose either Surf Lifesaving, in which they achieve their Surf Bronze Medallion, or gain fire fighting skills and accreditation through the TAS Rural Fire Service program or involve themselves in Community Service as a worthy alternative.

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