Hi, my name is Tony Keeble and I am proud to be the Principal of Outdoor School.
I’d like to begin my welcome by acknowledging Australia’s first nations peoples and the custodians of the land and waterways upon which we depend. We acknowledge Victoria’s Aboriginal communities and culture and pay respect to their elders past, present and emerging.
Please have a look at the video below as an introduction to our school.
Outdoor School is a P-12 Residential School within the Victorian Department of Education and Training. We comprise 2 campuses – 15 Mile Creek located just outside the town of Benalla in North East Victoria, and Bogong, situated just below Falls Creek in the north east section of the Victorian Alps. We also form part of the ROSA group of Schools that provide high quality outdoor education programs.
Our vision is to “educate for sustainable living”, our educative purpose is to ‘develop future-ready young adults’.
To fulfill our vision we employ the best teachers and education support staff available. Our teachers create and deliver our school’s amazing curriculum. Broadly speaking, our teachers teach explicit content in the areas of:
• Personal Development
• Social Development
• Critical Thinking
• Alpine Living
• Nature Knowledge
• Future Maker
15 Mile Creek
• Knowing Nature
• Challenge and Grow
• Exploring our Environments
• Applied Learning Projects
• Back and Beyond
Both Campuses deliver the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) study design Outdoor and Environmental Education Units 1 to 4.
Our curriculum ensures students gain a greater understanding of the importance of nature on their physical and mental wellbeing. Our curriculum ensures students design and action sustainable living practices in their homes, their schools and their communities. Our curriculum ensures students understand and learn how to evaluate risky behaviour in order for them to make more informed decisions and choices. Our curriculum ensures students engage, collaborate and solve problems that enhance their ability to be a productive member of society while managing sustainable practices to ensure the planets systems are cared for and respected. Our curriculum ensures that students understand the value of being and positively contributing to, and in, a community.
Our teachers are committed to delivering the highest quality outdoor and environmental education programs to realise the potential of each individual student.
Please continue to explore our website, we welcome your feedback.
For general school enquiries please feel free to contact me personally. If you would like specific information regarding either Campus, please contact; 15 Mile Creek Principal – Rhys Evans or Bogong Principal, Roger Blackwell.
Thank you for your time and we look forward to continuing to provide students across Victoria the very best in Education Outdoors.