The outdoor philosophy is based on the 7 “R’s” i.e. Rites of passage, Relationships, Reach, Rootedness, Responsibility, Risk and Reflection. In the Intermediate Phase, the children build on the outdoor skills developed over the previous years. These skills include: responsible fire making, shelter building, first aid, knot tying, food gathering, cooking and map reading. The Grade 4s undertake a 3 day camp, while the Grade 5s and 6s are challenged further by attending a 4 day camp. At the completion of Grade 7, the grade ends their year with the ‘Grade 7 Experience’ – a two week action packed group of activities which include: hiking, camping, community work and leadership training.