As part of the Torpedo educational programme there are weekly walks through our beautiful local natural wildernesses. The walks usually take us to different areas within an easy 10-15 minute walk - a park, a creek, the library, etc. It is the walks, and all that we observe, hear and learn during these excursions which will become our classroom. There is so much to learn about and from our local environment, our local community - and the important part that each of us plays within these contexts; the best way to learn more about our environment, our community is to go out, observe and be a part of it. Our weekly visits (when the weather is ok) include some of the local parks - Waterview Glades/Oakley Esplanade, Heron Park, Phyllis Street Reserve, and Henry Park and other areas of natural beauty and opportunity - regularly during these walks. The children will be encouraged to dress themselves appropriately for the weather, as well as making assumptions (based on our observations) of what the weather may do (and being prepared). During warmer weather we often take morning tea with us, as well as balls, magnifying glasses, digital cameras, etc (depending on the nature of the walk and the experiences we would be hoping to accommodate during our walk).
Parental permission is needed....along with a signature...before children can participate in this weekly activity. Please register your child with either the Torpedoes' teacher or the Centre Manager.
Further information is available with our Torpedoes teacher.