2019 Year 5 & 6 camp is at Teapot Valley, Nelson. It will be from 2 December-6 December (Week 8).
2019 Year 3 & 4 camp is at Palm Grove camp and Nga Manu Nature Reserve in Waikanae. It will be from 5 - 6 December (Week 8).
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. Details will be provided in due course.
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. Details will be provided in due course. The first newsletter for the 2019 camp was sent out to parents on 4 September 2019 - Year 3 & 4 Camp Information #1. Further details will be provided in due course.
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. You can find initial information about the 2019 Year 5 & 6 Camp to Teapot Valley. The first newsletter was sent out to all parents on 7 June 2019 - Camp Information #1. Further details will be provided in due course.
The end of year camps are fast approaching! Our exciting end of year Year 0-2 camp on the 5th and 6th of December will consist of two parts: a fun active day at ASB Centre and the opportunity for an overnight stay. We will camp overnight at school, sleeping marae-style in the hubs.
Posted: Friday October 18, 2019
This is the initial information for the two day/overnight stay at Palm Grove camp AND Nga Manu Nature Reserve in Waikanae.
Posted: Wednesday September 4, 2019
As part of our Term 3 science inquiry Living for a Protected New Zealand around our native flora and fauna, Maire's Inquiry Trip will be split into two groups going on either Tuesday 20th or Thursday 22nd August.
Posted: Thursday August 8, 2019
As part of our Term 3 science inquiry Living for a Protected New Zealand around our native flora and fauna, all students will be going on a trip. Karaka and Te Rito will be visiting Island Bay Marine Education Centre and Te Papa to see the new Te Taiao exhibition. The trip will be in Week 5 on Tuesday 20th August.
Posted: Wednesday August 7, 2019