Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience, and is more specifically defined as "learning through reflection on doing". At Tenison Woods College, experiential learning opportunities are given to students through a range of camps and retreats. Below are some of the offerings available to students at Tenison Woods College.
The Grampians Camp is an experience that challenges students to take risks and work together to achieve an intended goal.
The camp runs for three days, staying in the outskirts of Dunkeld with Mt Sturgeon providing a beautiful backdrop.
Each year, students engage in a variety of individual and team working activities. The Giant Flying Fox and the Giant Swing challenges the risk taking abilities in the students and adults and also brings a great sense of accomplishment. Students also engage in a low ropes course, archery and a group initiatives course which tests their problem solving skills.
For further information about the Grampians trip, contact Head of Middle School, Nick Patzel.
Canberra Camp is the culmination of the studies of Civics & Citizenship and History, which are part of the Year 7 curriculum.
The camp runs for seven days, with an overnight stop in Albury on the way to and from Canberra.
Each year, a variety of activities are undertaken including visiting the Australian War Memorial, Old and New Parliament House, Remembrance Day Ceremony and the Australian Institute of Sport. This camp gives students an opportunity to learn about Civics and History, while also forming strong bonds with their peers, teachers and students.
For further information about the Canberra Trip, contact Head of Middle School, Nick Patzel.