St Stephen’s School owns 100 acres at Dwellingup adjacent to Lane Poole Reserve. The property has extensive native forest, more than 800m of Murray River frontage and neighbours the Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi Trail.
Outdoor Education is a great way for children to learn from and foster an understanding of the environment and their role in its future. Our outdoor property in the State’s South West region, Nanga, which translates to ‘a place near water’, provides students with a fantastic opportunity to immerse themselves in the outdoors.
The property has a rich history dating back to the 1800s, filled with tales of pastoralists, tree mills and family fortunes, making it a unique place for students and staff to learn and connect with nature.
Studies have shown contact with nature in childhood can influence health as an adult, improve cognitive functioning and lead to better attitudes, beliefs and social skills in the long term.
Our Outdoor Education program offers a holistic approach to education, integrating leadership, team-building, problem-solving and sustainable practices. Students use Nanga for Outdoor Education Camps and the School’s Rite Journey program where they learn new life skills and enrich their character away from the city lights.