The Outdoor Education (ODE) Program
Lake G has the biggest ODE program in the ACT and its popularity with students has seen the program recognised with numerous awards. It offers students the opportunity to study a practical based course and provides both Tertiary and Vocational pathways. (click detailed course information)
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Trip costs are kept to a minimum to make it accessible to all students. This is achieved through a number of strategies. Students are also able to balance their academic studies, work and other commitments by choosing 1-2 trips/semester that suit their timetable and interests. The program offers some flexibility to choose trips and students are given some classes off in lieu of the trip commitments. This allows students to catch up on other school work and maintain a good balance.
The Lake G Outdoor Ed program is well known for its extension opportunities such as the annual excursion to the Great Barrier Reef.
Students are encouraged to foster personal growth and develop outstanding interpersonal and life skills. There is a very strong culture of inclusivity and support within the program. Students are challenged in supportive environments to maximise learning.
"Outdoor Education at Lake Ginninderra really helped shape the person I am today. I've learnt so many life skills that I simply wouldn't have experienced if it wasn't for this program. I was able to study my Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation which enables me to work professionally as an Outdoor Education guide. It really showed me what i was capable of achieving and led me to where I am today, studying to become a teacher." Lauren Roylance, ex-student 2014 and Outdoor Recreation trainee 2015.