Education Outside the Classroom

The outdoor education programme aims to introduce students to, and progressively develop skills in camping, adventure activities and social interaction. It focuses on personal development through interaction with others and responsible use of the natural environment. Structured outdoor experiences promote aspects of personal development, such as self-esteem, resourcefulness, interdependence, independence, leadership, judgement, cooperation, tolerance and determination. Students are faced with challenges, which provide the opportunity for personal growth and the extension of their horizons.

In Year 3 the students are involved in E.O.T.C experiences while the Year 4 students are at camp. Each day they participate in a range of activities.

In Year 4 the students do a three day/two night camp at Camp Bentzon on Kawau Island.

In Year 5 the students are involved in E.O.T.C experiences while the Year 6 students are at camp.

In Year 6 the students camp under canvas at Shakespear Regional Park.