MGS Purpose “Our purpose is to enable students to look beyond what they think is possible to achieve the unimaginable.”
Who is OEG? Established in 1984 we are Australia’s leading provider of Outdoor Education 140 staff We operate throughout eastern Australia We run programs for K – 12 students We focus on customised Outdoor Education rather than Outdoor Recreation programs
Our Mission: To deliver excellence in Outdoor Education through partnerships with our clients, in order to prepare young people for the personal, social and environmental challenges in their lives. Values and Aims: We encourage respect and taking responsibility for self, others and the natural world.
Groups There will be 17 separate groups of approximately 12 students. There is a 2 day stagger between each group. The first group departs on 19 October 2013, with the final group returning on 23 November 2013. Groups will finalised in the coming weeks
Staff There will be one OEG leader with each group for the entire program. There will be MGS representative with each group for the entire program. Specialist activity staff will join the groups at certain points (rafting, cycling, etc). There will be a number of dedicated support staff allocated to the program from both OEG and MGS.
Food & Medical Information Students will be doing all the cooking for the whole program. OEG will provide lightweight stoves, fuel and some basic cooking utensils. The OEG staff on the program are very supportive and will spend time coaching students on how to prepare the food. All dietary requirements are taken into account. No Nuts are allowed on program All medical information will need to be provided pre-program. Any specific issues will be taken into account during the planning phase.
Clothing & Equipment All activity specific and safety equipment is provided (backpacks, tents, waterproofs, bikes, rafts, etc) All equipment and clothing should be: compact, lightweight, durable, in good repair and as versatile as possible. Sleeping bags will need to be provided by the students. Sturdy footwear will need to be provided by the students There will be specific information session about clothing and equipment prior in the lead-up phase.
Risk Management Dedicated Risk Management Department Highly trained & suitably experienced Field Staff 24 hrs, 7 days a week All Hours Contact system Expert Catering Department who can accommodate student and staff dietary needs, including all food allergies - strict no whole nut policy Specific Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA) document for the program Best available communications (sat phone, 3G, UHF, etc) Individual Emergency Response Descriptive Document provided for the program
Ben Lovell Senior Manager The Outdoor Education Group