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T: Telephone02 9816 1298
Field of Mars Reserve, Pittwater Road, East Ryde
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2023 DoE $24 per student - GST free
2023 Non-gov school cost $34 per student - GST free, minimum charge $600
Students will be outdoors most of the day, walking along rugged terrain. Some students may get wet during activities. Students can opt out of splash area.
This excursion may not be suitable for people who have recently been unwell.
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|
All student waste to be taken home by students.
Not required. If parents attend please ensure they wear closed shoes. No siblings.
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.
Please note: Less than 100 students will operate in three groups.
Classes A, B, C, D, E, F
|9.45 - 10.00||
Introduction, recess and toilets
|10.00 - 11.00||Challenge one|
|11.00 - 12.00||Challenge two|
|12.00 - 12:30||
|12.30 - 1.30||
|1.30 - 2.00||Whole group game|
|2.00 - 2.15||Pack up and depart|
Students will be involved in a range of outdoor team building challenges aimed at testing their problem solving, map reading and leadership skills.
Up to two classes combine and will rotate between three activities and/or games. The day concludes with all classes combining for a final game.
Orienteering photo rally
Students will be provided with a map and an iPad for taking photos. In groups of four to five, students will navigate using the map to find clues. The clue explains the group selfie for that location. Fast-finshers can use their photos to create a movie trailer.
Students will go on a guided bushwalk where they will be encouraged to explore, use their senses and support each other.
Fort building (owls and possums)
Groups will be split into two teams. One team, possums, will use sticks to build a fort wall (possum nest) designed to protect them from a water cannon attack. The second team, owls, will fill buckets and return to mount their attack. Groups then swap roles.
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education K-10 Syllabus (2018)
participate positively in groups and teams by encouraging others and negotiating roles and responsibilities
Other syllabus links
Learning experiences will also support but not explicitly teach the following outcomes and content.
Mathematics K-10 Syllabus (2012)
locates and describes position on maps using a grid-reference system MA3-17MG
describe routes using landmarks and directional language
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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