Learning

OEE

Outdoor and Experiential Education (OEE) is an important component of school life for students in grades 4-10 at Stratford Hall.

It provides students with the opportunity to experience a wide variety of outdoor pursuits and develop skills within these areas.

Vancouver is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise and Stratford Hall is conveniently located centrally in Vancouver. Students are able to travel to a variety of outdoor venues within thirty minutes from the school. OEE is offered in addition to Physical Education classes and compliments the instruction and experiences in this course.

In addition to the skills and experiences acquired in OEE, students also have the opportunity to enhance their learner profile attributes in a safe way. Risk taking, collaboration, communication, reflection and open-mindedness are all enhanced by outdoor experiential education at Stratford Hall.

Grade 4 and 5 Outdoor Education

  • 11 sessions throughout the school year
  • Dragon boating, rock climbing, ice skating, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, orienteering and hiking.
  • They prepare and participate in one camp experience, at the end of the school year, for two nights.

Grade 6 Outdoor Education

  • 16 sessions throughout the school year
  • Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Swimming, Snowshoeing, Track and Field, Stand up Paddle Boarding and planning / implementing Jump Rope for Heart.
  • They prepare for and participate in an overnight camping experience in September and in June, each for two nights.

Grade 7 Outdoor Education

  • 34 sessions throughout the school year
  • Beach volleyball, kayaking, rock climbing, ice skating, cross country skiing, track and field, hiking, sailing and achieving their St. John’s ambulance first aid certification
  • They prepare for and participate in an overnight camping experience in September
  • They prepare for and participate in an overnight camping experience including tenting and cooking food in June

Grade 8 Outdoor Education

  • 34 sessions throughout the school year
  • This course is focused on developing technical skills as well as communicative and personal skills associated with each activity
  • Sailing, Climbing, Canoeing, Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing
  • Overnight camping experience in September
  • Overnight camping experience including tenting and cooking food in June

Grade 9 Outdoor Education

  • 34 sessions throughout the school year
  • This course is focused on obtaining certifications in some of the sports and activities the students have been participating in for multiple years
  • Level 1 or 2 CANSAIL certification in sailing
  • Belay certification in indoor climbing
  • Food Safe certification
  • Overnight camping experience in September
  • Overnight camping experience including tenting and cooking food in June

Grade 10 Outdoor Education

  • 3 summative expeditions throughout the school year; applying their knowledge from previous years to their expedition experiences
  • Multiple overnight camps in Stein Valley, Manning Park and Skaha Lake