Beyond the Spring Hill campus, BGS owns a contemporary Outdoor Education Centre that offers boys opportunities to learn about operating within a team environment and the importance of protecting the natural world.
In Year 5, boys begin an Outdoor Education program that builds on skills to develop greater independence each year. Activities include high ropes courses, rock climbing, kayaking, hiking and camping. By Year 10, students have the skills to camp independently.
A team of specialist outdoor education teachers prepare detailed lesson plans to develop skills including leadership, problem solving, effective communication, teamwork and living in a community. They are supported by senior students.
An appreciation of nature and Indigenous culture is also a focus of the Outdoor Education program.
The local Ugarapul people have given permission for boys to learn their stories.
These stories encourage boys to appreciate the natural world and the importance of Australia's heritage.
“…there hasn’t been a single moment when I haven’t learned something. The extent of classroom education gets you a long way, but the things you learn at Moogerah can’t be taught in a classroom. Trust, initiative, perseverance; these are just some of the things that Moogerah has taught me.” – Year 10 student reflection
2021 Outdoor Education program
In 2021, the Outdoor Education Department will be conducting programs in full under the approved COVID Safe Industry Plan for Outdoor Education Providers.
This plan includes the use of the Outdoor Education Centre dormitory for student accommodation.
Pepperina Hill is the official name for the School's main campus at Moogerah. Facilities include:
- 35-bed student accommodation
- staff accommodation
- commercial kitchen and dining room
- games and recreation areas
- canoe and kayak fleet
- two artificial climbing walls
- high and low vertical challenge ropes courses
- flying fox
Bitenbar is the School's 400-acre satellite campground, a short drive or hike from Pepperina Hill, comprising:
- three expedition campsites
- emergency shelter
- natural rock climbing and abseiling site
- bushwalking access to the Teviot Range and Moogerah Peaks National Park
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