There is no substitute for experience! Outdoor education is a vital part of the Kindlehill School education. Kindlehill is situated in the beautiful Blue Mountains, five minutes walk to Wentworth Falls lake and within walking distance to other scenic beauty spots. From here the vistas and opportunities to explore are grand.
Beyond this, camps and experiences in outdoor education are an important way for students to connect with nature and develop a lifelong interest and respect for the natural world. Students also add to their back packs life skills and capacities such as a sense of adventure, resilience, teamwork and resourcefulness in solving and overcoming difficulties.
High School experience orienteering, sustained and challenging hikes, climbing and abseils, an extended canoeing trip, a geography on the road trip in class 7-8, a Great Barrier Reef trip in class 8-9 and a Vanuatu island experience in class 9-10.
The geography teacher works with expert outdoor educators to integrate classroom learning into the outdoor experience. Throughout all of the camps and outdoor education experiences, an appreciation of the significance of land and cultural practices to Aboriginal people is fostered, as is an awareness of the importance of living sustainably with nature.
Originally a high school teacher in the public system, Lynn has also taught at TAFE and in community settings. In the Steiner context, she has previously been a kindergarten and primary school teacher. In addition to her roles as Chair and Principal, Lynn is High School Co-Ordinator, teaches Geography and History, and co-ordinates the Outdoor Education Programme. Lynn has a B. Arts (UWA) and a Dip. Ed. (WA Secondary Teachers College).