Camps & Trips

For your diary - 2021 Activities Week, including optional camps:

Our Activities Week for 2021 runs from Mon 29th Nov - Fri 4 Dec Week 7 of term 4). As part of this week there is an optional camp that students in each team can choose to opt into. 

  • Year 5 & 6 optional camp is at Curious Cove, Marlborough. It will be from 29 November - 4 December (Week 7).
  • Year 3 & 4 optional camp will run on the 3rd and 4th December (Week 7). More details to follow. 
  • Year 0-2  will run a day trip as part of Activities Week, and this will include an optional overnight stay at school. It will run on the 3rd and 4th December (Week 7). 

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.


Year 5 & 6

This is the first article for the 2021 Year 5 & 6 End of Year Activities Week.

Term 1 Art Trip

Koru, Harakeke and Phutukawa all went on art trips into the city in Weeks 10 and 11 in Term 1. Here is a recap of how our trips went.

Posted: Thursday May 13, 2021

Swimming lessons for Koru Hub -Term 2

Term 2 swimming lessons for Koru Hub will be taking place at the Johnsonville School Pool on Thursdays from 9:45am-12:45pm.

Posted: Thursday April 29, 2021

Year 5 & 6 End of Year Activities Week

This is the initial information article for our Year 5 & Year 6 Activities Week which will take place in Week 7 of Term 4. In this article, we provide a brief overview of the two options for the week as well as some specific details about the South Island camp.

Posted: Wednesday April 14, 2021

Swimming Lessons Term 2, 2021

We have swimming lessons coming up in Term 2.

Posted: Friday April 2, 2021