Tallebudgera Beach Outdoor Education School is located in the Tallebudgera Active Recreation Centre on the Gold Coast. Bordered by the patrolled Tallebudgera Surf Beach, Tallebudgera Creek and the Gold Coast Highway, the site is adjacent to the Burleigh Mountain National Park and wide Tallebudgera Creek estuary. The location is ideal for the range of aquatic, adventure, personal development and environmental sustainability programs offered.
A second campus, the Currumbin Community Farm Campus, is located in rural Currumbin Valley about 10km from the Coast. The Farm Campus is a 7.6 acre site featuring tent camping, multi purpose centre, climbing wall, rockpools, fruit orchards and animal nursery - partnered by the RSPCA.
The outdoor education curriculum is delivered through personal development, aquatic, environmental and adventure themes. A large component of the program and operations support the development of self-confidence, communication, trust, teamwork and leadership skills. The residential nature camp programs also provides for relationship building and the development of the interpersonal dynamics of Courtesy, Consideration, Cooperation and Common Sense (our school motto: the '4Cs').
The traditional camp program for Years 6 and 7 Education Queensland students has been supplemented to include individually negotiated single-school camps and specialist day programs (both at Tallebudgera and the Currumbin Farm Campus).
Tallebudgera also delivers an increasing range of training, accreditation and professional development programs through the Outdoor & Environmental Sustainability Training Registered Training Organisation (OEST RTO).
Program themes include:
Training programs include: