Experience Engage Enable
T: Telephone02 9816 1298
Field of Mars Reserve, Pittwater Road, East Ryde
|Bus access||Supply bus driver with Field of Mars Reserve bus information
No bus entry into Field of Mars Reserve.
2023 DoE $24 per student - GST free
2023 Non-gov school cost $34 per student - GST free, minimum charge $600
|Risk assessment||Risk management plan
COVID-19 safety plan
|Tracks||View the YouTube track overview videos.
Buffalo Creek Track
Doyle and Warada loop track
|Welfare||Participants will be bushwalking during the day in rugged terrain.
This excursion may not be suitable for people who have recently been unwell.
|Bring||Backpack, medication, low-waste food, water bottle, sunblock, raincoat, hat, sturdy shoes, mask.
Students wear reusable name tag and sports uniform.
|View||Preparing for an excursion|
|Bin access||All student waste to be taken home by students.|
Not required. If parents attend please ensure they wear closed shoes.
Check COVID-19 restrictions.
Medical or special needs
Notify Field of Mars staff prior to excursion.
Students, staff and visitors must not attend if unwell, even with mild symptoms.
|Extreme or wet weather||Days predicted to be above 35ºC, high winds, extreme bush fire danger and dust storms may result in the excursion being modified, postponed or cancelled.|
Cancellations with less than three school weeks' notice will incur a $500 administration fee. This does not apply to cancellations due to weather, fire danger or COVID-19 restrictions.
Classes A, B, C, D
|9.45 - 10.00||Recess and toilets|
|10.00 - 10:15||Introduction|
|10:15 - 10:45||Skills sessions and equipment handout|
|10:45 - 12.00||Challenge course|
|12:00 - 12:25||Lunch and toilets|
|12:25 - 12:55||Walk to nature play area, predator-prey explanation|
|12:55 - 2:00||Predator-prey game|
|2:00 - 2:15||Pack up and depart|
Team challenge course
Working as a team of 4, students will undertake a range of outdoor challenges aimed at team building, testing problem solving, map reading and leadership skills.
The day will culminate in a large outdoor game in which students take on roles and test their ability to survive in a predator-prey scenario.
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education K-10 syllabus (2018)
Other syllabus links
Learning experiences will also support but not explicitly teach the following outcomes and content.
Mathematics K-6 Syllabus (2012)
create and interpret simple grid maps to show position and pathways
Learning across the curriculum
Critical and creative thinking
Students are provided with opportunities to think critically about the qualities and attributes that build resilience and enhance and maintain caring and respectful relationships.
Personal and social capability
Through opportunities to work collaboratively, students develop their personal and social skills and an appreciation for the different insights and perspectives of their peers and community.
Mathematics K-10 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2012
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education K-10 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2018
Field of Mars Reserve
East Ryde NSW 2112
telephone 02 9816 1298
We’d like to acknowledge the Wallumedegal Peoples of the Darug Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we stand and pay our respects to Elders past and present.
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