Middle School Outdoor Education
Outdoor education at the Middle School takes advantage of our beautiful, natural surroundings and provides students with the opportunity to explore their environment in fun and meaningful ways.
Our campus enjoys the beauty of Victoria, the surrounding parks and beaches, and the rest of Vancouver Island. Our outdoor education program utilizes the most of our location by offering a tech-free time to develop outdoor skills, and outtrips for students to explore the environment around them, and to learn about the local Indigenous Peoples and their cultures. When possible, teachers use the environment as a classroom.
Middle School students also take part in overnight outdoor trips once a year. Grade 6 and 7 students go to a local camp to try many different activities. Grade 8 students go on more focused outtrips where they get to choose one activity of interest: canoeing, rock climbing, fly fishing, surfing, kayaking or hiking.
"A big part of outdoor education is learning to appreciate nature for the first time or deepening your appreciation, comfort and closeness with nature. We want students to enjoy feeling the wind in their hair, getting sprinkled by a bit of rain and interacting with nature." — Zyoji Jackson, Middle School outdoor education coordinator