Outdoor education provides a unique experience that few other activities can rival. It gives our students an opportunity to develop initiative, resourcefulness and a better self-awareness. Furthermore, it stimulates an appreciation of the environment and broadens the horizons of our students.
Our outdoor education programme provides an opportunity for students to:
Our Year 7 outdoor education programme spans across 4-5 days and involves a number of activities which aims to challenge students physically, socially, emotionally and creatively. Year 8 students attend a highly anticipated week long camp at Waipu Cove. The students sleep in tents and participate in kayaking, caving, rafting, tubing, surf-lifesaving, survivor challenge, surﬁng, bush craft and bivouac building.
It is diﬃcult to overstate the beneﬁts of a well-planned outdoor education programme on the health, happiness, character and growth of our emerging adolescents. Outdoor education not only promotes self-reliance and teamwork, but also aﬀords a sense of community that embraces the whole school. We believe it improves group relationships, with the students becoming more caring and thoughtful of others. Students demonstrate a sense of their own achievement and are supportive and appreciative of their classmates' achievements.
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