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:

  • develop self-awareness and confidence in their own abilities;
  • increase their personal fitness level;
  • develop and practice a diverse range of skills;
  • increase awareness of the environment and
  • enjoy the social and personal benefits of interaction with others.

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.

Click here for more information on Year 8 camp.