Health, Outdoor and Physical Education
With a range of courses across several media, including painting, printmaking,
photography, and design, we offer a high quality visual arts education.
Nelson College is proud to have a vibrant and creative Arts Faculty. We have experienced and enthusiastic teachers who are committed to developing great students and providing great opportunities.
“I took Design to challenge myself to show creativity through the art of combining text and pictures. I would highly recommend Design to students wanting to go down this pathway in University and also for anyone wanting to start something new and fun.”
Student Name, YEAR 12 DESIGN
Senior Outdoor Education is a three year programme starting in year 11. Students go from developing personal skills in a range of outdoor pursuits to developing into independent outdoor adventures with assistant leadership skills. The pursuits developed include bush craft (survival, weather, navigation, camping and tramping), alpine travel, white water kayaking, rock climbing and mountain biking. As well as developing hard skills a range of transferable soft skills are developed including communication, trust, self-confidence, resilience and risk management. We have a weekly adventure during class time and most terms involve either day or overnight expeditions where all the skills developed are put into practice.
Level 1 Outdoor Education – optional
Level 2 Outdoor Education – optional
Level 3 Outdoor Education – optional
Students who take these courses are expected to be our top sportsmen in their sports code. They would already have been indentified as representative players and would have the potential to become NC Senior A team sportsmen.
Year 10 Athlete Development Program – Basketball, Cricket, Football, Hockey, Mountain Biking and Volleyball – half year programmes optional
Year 10 Rugby Athlete Development Program – half year or full year optional
Level 2 Sports Extension Programme Rugby – optional
Level 3 Sports Extension Programme Rugby – optional