We believe that the Outdoor Education program at KICS provides all students with the opportunity to push their own personal boundaries in a safe, supporting and nurturing environment - be it canoeing on the Nile, hiking in the desert or just spending the night away from home. We are taking the students out of their comfort zone to broaden their learning experience.
Use of the outdoors offers a major contribution to physical and environmental education and enhances many other areas of the curriculum. It contributes to personal growth, social awareness and develops their skills for life. Qualities such as a sense of responsibility and a purpose in life are nurtured (English Outdoor Council).
The O.D.E program extends and challenges every student, helping to promote leadership, strong values, resilience, and independence.
The main aims of our O.D.E program here at KICS are to:
- Learn how to overcome adversity.
- Enhance personal and social development.
- Develop a deeper relationship with nature.
- Learn outdoor survival skills
Problem solving skills:
- Enhance teamwork
- Develop leadership skills
- Understand natural environments
The culmination of our O.D.E program is the Year 12 trip to Thailand through the Visiting School Program in Chiang Mai. These wonderful opportunities provide all children with authentic outdoor contexts to meet various challenges and obstacles, which is at the heart of our O.D.E program here at KICS.