Stage 4-6 Geography Brochure

Stage 4-6 Science Brochure

 Landscapes and Landforms (Blue Mountains World Heritage) | Stage 4 | Geography

This excursion addresses outcomes from the NSW Geography 7-10 Syllabus.

Focus – Investigating the World

This unique and highly engaging program allows students to learn about Blue Mountains World Heritage site through an engaging program. Students will go on a walk from Echo Point to Katoomba Falls and down to Furber Steps as well as first hand collect local weather data using a variety of instruments in order to further understand this unique natural environment. From this learning experience students will further develop their geography knowledge and understanding, field work and group work skills. (Please Note: This program involves a substantial amount of walking (3-4km) over varied terrain, including long sets of stairs – for further information please see the full risk assessment).

ProgramWork SheetRisk Assessment Small Group Itinerary Large Group Itinerary

Geography – Water in the World (Half-Day Program) | Stage 4 | HSIE

This excursion addresses outcomes from the NSW Geography Syllabus.

Focus – Water in the World

This unique and highly engaging program allows students to learn about stormwater management methods used at Penrith Lakes Scheme. Students collect data first hand using a variety of water testing equipment and learn to understand the overall importance of these to the maintenance of high quality water. As a part of the day students also visit a new development site based on ‘Water Sensitive Urban Design’ principles where stormwater treatment is embedded within the facilities and it is treated as a valuable resource. Students are guaranteed to be involved in a number of engaging and hands on experiences during the course of the day through which students will further develop their geography knowledge and understanding, field work and group work skills. (Please note: This half day excursion is usually combined with a visit to Warragamba Dam but water testing can only be done in the TWO hour program).

Program Work Sheet Risk Assessment

Geography –Water in the World (Full-Day Program) | Stage 4 | HSIE

This excursion addresses outcomes from the NSW Geography Syllabus.

Focus –Water in the World

This unique and highly engaging program allows students to learn about stormwater management methods used at Penrith Lakes Scheme, first hand collect data using a variety of water testing equipment and to understand the overall importance of these to the maintenance of high quality water. As a part of the day students also visit a new development site based on ‘Water Sensitive Urban Design’ principles where stormwater treatment is embedded within the facilities and it is treated as a valuable resource. Students are guaranteed to be involved in a number of engaging and hands on experiences during the course of the day through which students will further develop their geography knowledge and understanding, field work and group work skills.

Program Work Sheet Risk Assessment

Science – Living Lakes | Stage 4 | Science

This excursion addresses outcomes from the NSW BOSTES Stage 4 Science Syllabus.

Focus – Living World

This unique and highly engaging program allows students to perform a first-hand
investigation of a freshwater ecosystem using various scientific equipment and data
collection methods to:
• identify a range of plants and animals that exist in Penrith Lakes and learn about some of their adaptations for survival;
• construct and interpret food chains and food webs using the organisms found;
• describe some of the interactions between freshwater aquatic organisms in food chains and food webs, including producers, consumers and decomposers.
Students are guaranteed to be involved in a number of engaging and hands on experiences during the course of the day. Through these students will further develop their knowledge and understanding, field work and group work skills.

Cost

** Please refer to the Bookings Policy/Cost tab for further information.

Student Numbers Cost
0-60 NIL
61-90 $500.00
91-120 $1000.00
Program Work Sheet Risk Assessment