Pushing the Boundaries

Our compulsory outdoor education program encourages the intellectual and moral development of the young men at Saints and emphasises recognition of self, others and the natural world.

The program takes boys outside the School grounds to provide physical and emotional challenges. Boys experience the thrill of adventure through a series of journeys in a wilderness environment.

Junior Years: exploration and gaining confidence

Using the natural world to stimulate curiosity, excitement and wonder, boys learn about nature, sustainability and Indigenous culture.

Year 4: three days in the Coorong with a focus on the novel ‘Storm Boy’.
Year 5: four days at our outdoor education centre Finniss, introducing students to aquatic outdoor pursuits and sustainability concepts.
Year 6: five days of integrated culture and adventure in Canberra.

Senior School: building confidence, embracing challenges and developing resilience

Through journey-based experiences all students have the opportunity to discover their own strengths, develop independence, understand the benefit of teamwork, and learn how to deal with conflict and challenges. Our program provides boys with unique learning experiences.

Year 7: five-day experience at Chowilla National Park and Katarapko National Park.
Year 8: six-day adventure, including hiking, cycling and climbing in the Grampians National Park.
Year 9: seven days of hiking and cycling at Mt Remarkable, hiking and climbing at Warren Gorge, or hiking and sea kayaking in the Coorong.
Year 10: the culminating 21-day experience in the Flinders Ranges, including hiking, cycling and camel trekking.