All boys in Year 9 experience for one month "Education in the Outdoors" as part of the Year 9 Field Studies Programme - a truly memorable time which boys often recollect with fondness when they finish their schooling at Trinity.
The focus is on ‘Education in the Outdoors’ with a secondary focus being ‘Outdoor Adventure Education’. They pursue their academic studies with lessons based on topics taken from the environment or the history of the area. In Mathematics the continuation of the Year 9 programme is maintained, while also focusing on navigation. In Science we explore the local ecology and environment and English is utilised to tie all of the areas together through the medium of written expression.
The boys are responsible, under the direction of residential staff, for all the day-to-day tasks required to maintain the campus. These include kitchen wash-up, grounds maintenance, personal laundry, cleaning of buildings, and garbage duties. The skills acquired in the opening weeks are put to test in the final week when the boys establish a standing camp. Whilst here, they hone their skills in camping, bushwalking, canoeing and teamwork.
Parents are encouraged to visit the Campus and spend the day with their son on the nominated Sunday of his residency.