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When organising your program at Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre please do not be afraid to:-

  • Challenge the students
  • Be adventurous
  • Sequence your lessons
  • Try new lessons & experiences
  • Challenge yourself
  • Dare to be different
  • Sequence your Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre Programs across your entire School

Please remember that throughout the Program planning process while the path may be long and windy you are not alone. You are welcome to contact Blackwood Staff at any stage to assist you in planning your Program:-

  • Phone:- 5368-6768
  • Email:- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Throughout your program planning, always remember, it is all about the students.

Talk to the students about what they'd like to do. Offer them new experiences and opportunities to learn, grow, develop, laugh and have fun. Programs are always about the students.


 

Complete this step ten weeks prior to your program.

10 Weeks

  • Blackwood Staff will contact you to arrange Pre - program visit dates:
    1. Curriculum subjects
    2. Staff online meeting (Allow 1 hr preferably implemented 7-8 weeks prior to program)
    3. Blackwood Staff school visit (Preferably implemented 4-6 weeks prior to program)
  • Discuss lesson options with your students
  • Discuss school council approval process and procedures with relevant personal at your school
  • Plan program budget

Week 10 Resources

10 week checklist

Useful ideas to complete at this stage

Blackwood expenses

Budget calculation ideas

Blackwood aims and program selection form

Blackwood and Visiting Teachers roles and responsibilities document


 

Complete this step eight weeks prior to your program.

8 Weeks

  • Submit Blackwood aims and program selection form (to be discussed in online meeting)
  • Online meeting with Blackwood Staff to finalise program
    Blackwood staff to develop and publish program within approximately 2 weeks of online meeting
  • Complete and submit required School Council documentation
  • Return the signed Blackwood and Visiting Teachers roles and responsibilities document to Blackwood Staff

Week 8 Resources

8 week checklist

Useful ideas to complete at this stage


 

Complete this step six weeks prior to your program.

6 Weeks

  • Download and distribute to participants the following documents:
    1. Blackwood Blackwood Consent Form
    2. Blackwood Blackwood Medical Form
    3. Draft Letter to Parents/Guardians
    4. Equipment List
    5. Visiting Staff Form

      If required, action plans for the following:
    6. Anaphylaxis
    7. Diabetes
    8. Epilepsy
    9. Asthma
  • Blackwood staff will confirm program details
  • Blackwood staff will implement School Visit as arranged within the next two weeks

Week 6 Resources

6 week checklist

Useful ideas to complete at this stage


 

Complete this step four weeks prior to your program.

4 Weeks

  • Complete and submit Department of Education online Student Activity Locator Form
  • Collect Consent and Medical Forms from parents/guardians
  • Collect Medical Forms from staff
  • Discuss menu options with your students
    Please Note:- Blackwood is a self-catered facility so please remember to include campfire/bush cooking ingredients if this is part of your program

Week 4 Resources

4-week checklist

Useful ideas to complete at this stage

Student Activity Locator


 

Complete this step three weeks prior to your program.

3 Weeks

Week 3 Resources

3-week checklist

Useful ideas to complete at this stage


 

Complete this step two weeks prior to your program.

2 Weeks

  • Deadline for submission of Blackwood required forms
  • Confirm student numbers via email

Week 2 Resources

2-week checklist

Useful ideas to complete at this stage


 

Complete this step one weeks prior to your program.

1 Week

  • Confirm and order required groceries for you program
    Please note:- The following local businesses deliver online orders to Blackwood:-
    • Coles Bacchus Marsh – 5367-3200
    • FoodsWorks Bacchus Marsh – 5367-3388
    • Ballan Local Butcher – 5368-1117
    All online grocery orders need to arrive on the first day of your program and be delivered to:-
    • Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre
      1015 Greendale – Trentham Road
      Blackwood
      Victoria, 3458
    • Ph. 5368-6768
  • ONLINE GROCERY ORDERS – Please confirm orders with Blackwood Staff
  • When the orders arrive, Blackwood Staff will refrigerate & freeze required items and place ordered items into your accommodation but will not check the order

Week 1 Resources

1-week checklist

Bag Packing for Blackwood - GEAR LIST

Useful ideas to complete at this stage

Coles – Bacchus Marsh

FoodWorks – Bacchus Marsh

Ballan Local Butcher

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