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The Duke of Edinburgh Award is coming to Chev!

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is coming to Chevalier College. In partnership with YouthAdvance Australia, Chevalier College students in Years 9 to 12 can now undertake their Award via the Chevalier College – YouthAdvance Client Award Centre!

The Duke …


Year 10 Wilderness – Sea Kayaking Expedition

Year 10 Wilderness studies students have recently completed their final Stage 5 expedition after two years together. The students were the first to complete a new trip in our program, a sea kayak paddle from Mooney Mooney to the Glenworth


Year 11 Wilderness – Alpine Expedition

The Chevalier College Year 11 Wilderness Studies class embarks every year on a five-day trip to the Snowy Mountains as part of their unit on Alpine Survival and Ski Touring.

This trip is a highlight of the Stage 6 calendar …


Year 10 Wilderness – Solo Expedition

Year 10 Wilderness students recently completed their 24 hour Overnight Solo expedition. During this expedition students are isolated from their peers in a forest location and are required to construct their own natural shelter to sleep in overnight, as well


Escape explores Chev’s Wilderness Studies 100km Trek

Wilderness Studies teacher Matt Heard spoke to Escape Magazine about the final epic challenge offered to Year 12 Wilderness students at Chevalier College – the 100 kilometre trek from Mittagong to Katoomba in the Blue Mountains.


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Navigating the right turns

Some 40 Chevalier College students joined more than 162 students from eight different high schools from around the Highlands and Sydney regions to compete in the orienteering high school championships on 28 June at Lake Alexandria.

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Wilderness Experiences – Term One

It was a great start to the year in Wilderness Studies with Year 9, 10 and 11 students embarking on overnight trips.

The year began with Year 10 sea kayaking on the south coast. Based in the Jervis Bay area, …


The Solo Experience – Wilderness Studies

In the latest issue of Outdoor Outlook (the Journal of the Outdoor Education Group) Chevalier College Wilderness Studies teacher Matt Heard explains The Solo Experience and how important it has become over the past eight years as part of the


Wilderness Studies 2015 – the year so far…

The first two terms for Wilderness Studies have been exciting and action-packed. For those not familiar with the subject, Wilderness is an elective subject that is offered to students from Year Eight to Year Twelve. It is an outdoor education

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