Outdoor Education provides students opportunities to develop personal and social skills, to become active, safe and skilled in the outdoors and to develop passion for outdoor education and the environment.
Our EOTC (Out of the Classroom) programme includes a variety of learning opportunities and is designed to cater for the consolidation and extension of our children’s skill and needs. It is our aim for all children to be included in our Outdoor Education Programme. All students from Year 1 - Year 6 have the opportunity to be involved in overnight camps every year:
Year 1 and 2 students take part in an overnight camp each year. These camps involve activities across a day and an overnight stay somewhere (usually) reasonably close to school. Parents often choose to take part in this camp, too, to be close to their children.
Year 3 and 4 students take part in a two day, one night camp each year. These camps operate in alternating pattern, with a city-based camp one year, and a more rural camp the second year. Some parents come along as help on the camp, either through the day or for the overnight stay.
Year 5 and 6 students take part in a week-long camp every year. Again, these camps operate in an alternating pattern, with odd-year camps taking place somewhere on the South Island and even-year camps taking place somewhere on the North Island. Depending on numbers, two or three teachers take part in this camp, along with several volunteer parents.
For information on the 2017 Noho Marae Trip for all year levels, click here.
We also have an optional Ski Camp in Term 3. Students can opt into the trip run over four days on Mt Ruapehu. More details here.
We are excited to have a new date confirmed for our Noho Marae overnight cultural experience. Wednesday 9 Aug - Friday 11 August at Orongomai Marae in Upper Hutt. Book it in your calendars!
Posted: Wednesday June 28, 2017
Do you fancy four days on a secluded mountainside? Keen to ski until your heart's content? Are you in the mood to stay in our very own log fired mountain lodge with a view right over the ski field and majestic mountain peaks at our fingertips? Be wowed when waking up to a snow covered landscape and wrapping up in winter wares.
Posted: Tuesday May 23, 2017
No need to pack bags and pyjamas today; school as normal tomorrow.
Posted: Saturday May 13, 2017