Camps & Trips

For your diary - 2023 Activities Week:

  • Pōhutukawa - info coming later
  • Harakeke - trip to the Wellington Zoo  
  • Koru  - info coming later




Harakeke Camp - Notice #1



See articles below for information regarding school trips and camps

Every year Amesbury School runs an Activities Week at the end of term 4. This week happens after the final learning celebration for the year, once the inquiry / learning programmes in each team have finished. The Activities Week is often, though not always, in the last full week of the term, and it involves a range of activities, events and trips happening for each team. As part of this Activities Week, students in each team have the option of participating in an overnight camp of some sort. All students from Year 0 - Year 6 have the opportunity to be involved in overnight camps every year:

  • Year 0 - 2: As part of Activities Week, a day trip offsite is planned for all students. Students then have the option to return to school a little later in the evening and participate in an overnight stay at school. Parents often choose to take part in this camp, too, to be close to their children. Details will be provided in due course.
  • Year 3 and 4: As part of Activities Week, students take part in a range of activities and events at school, and sometimes at offsite locations. During this week, students also have the option of participating in a two day, one night camp offsite. Some parents come along as help on the camp, either through the day or for the overnight stay. Details will be provided in due course. 
  • Year 5 and 6: Activities Week is run in an alternating pattern for our year 5 and 6 students. 

- In even years the team runs an Activities Week at school based around five strands of activities, and students all opt into one strand for the week. Examples of the strands offered are a Sports strand, a Books and Movies strand, an Art and Museums Strand, a Biking and Walking strand, an Inventions and Creations strand. In different years, other strands are also offered. One teacher runs each strand, and students participate in activities linked with each strand, both at school and in offsite locations around the city. On one of the days during this week, students also have the option of participating in an overnight stay at school. 
- In odd years students can choose to stay at school and participate in a range of local activities and events with several teachers, or they can opt into a camp at a location on the South Island. Some teachers and parent assistants also attend the camp.


Harakeke Camp Notice 2

Here is the timetable, gear list, costs and some more important information for camp for Harakeke Hub, coming up in the first week of Term 4 (11th October or 12th October). Please see the Hero post for the group your child will be in if they are staying overnight.

Posted: Wednesday September 20, 2023

Celebrating Capital E

Posted: Friday September 8, 2023

Lights, Camera, Education: Pōhutukawa's Exciting Journey into Filmmaking at Capital E

If you missed the chance to experience our journey vicariously through your tamariki, let us take you on a virtual tour of their captivating trip to Capital E.

Posted: Thursday September 7, 2023

Budding Historians for the Day

An exciting and informative day out at Wellington Museum and Te Papa.

Posted: Thursday September 7, 2023