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Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre Inc. currently has 25 Member Schools.

Many of our Member Schools also utilise and support Garfield North Outdoor Education Centre.

Please click on a logo to visit a Member School or Garfield North OEC website.


Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre delivers quality adventure-based education exclusively to students with special needs, challenging students to enhance their life skills by taking them out of their comfort zones in a safe and supportive environment.

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To provide exceptional outdoor education programs for students.

To provide facilities and staff for the provision of outdoor education programs for the students.

To develop and maintain the facilities at Blackwood.

To provide and distribute campsite manuals and other documents concerning and supporting the camp.

To foster an increased awareness of outdoor education within specialist schools in the broader community, with special emphasis on providing for people with a disability and safety aspects.

To raise funds to support the aims and maintain appropriate records of all financial transactions.

To develop and maintain mutually productive and rewarding relationships with the residents within the immediate vicinity of the facilities.

How can your School be part of the enjoyment, fun, experience and laughter at Blackwood Special Schools?

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The centre currently has 26 Member Schools.

If you would like to challenge your students beyond their comfort zones while aiding their growth and development, then write a letter to the Committee of Management and complete the attached:-

New School Membership Form