Fahan delivers a comprehensive Outdoor Education program that incorporates and extends learning outcomes from a range of study areas in the school curriculum. Outdoor Education fosters self-reliance, interdependence and leadership, managing personal risks, safety in nature, the value of life-long outdoor recreation for enjoyment, health and wellbeing.
The Outdoor Education program takes every advantage of the diversity of natural environments available in Tasmania and activities offered include rafting, kayaking, sea kayaking, canoeing, bushwalking, surfing, indoor and outdoor rock climbing, coasteering, mountain biking, snorkelling, orienteering, stand up paddle boarding and skiing.
Students begin Outdoor Education from Year 3 and Senior School students can choose to continue the program as an elective subject through to Year 12.
Junior School students begin structured single-day activities and also enjoy an annual camp, spending one or two nights away from home. The aim is to take students away from the familiar and comfortable and give them the chance to push themselves in a safe, well-supervised environment.
Outdoor Education continues through Fahan’s Middle School where students in Years 7 and 8 continue single-day activities and accelerate their learning by undertaking a five-day camp each year. The camps allow students to develop confidence in the outdoors, while learning more about themselves, their peers and the natural environment.