Education outside the Classroom
Our students are given many opportunities each and every year to experience Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC). In previous years trips have included: museum trips, city library and art gallery trips, trips to see visiting performers, marae visits, sports activities such as super six competitions and cross country, farm trips, visits to the fire station, visits to other school’s musical productions and leadership training days and many more.
Senior Students (Years 5-8)
Every two years our senior students from Years 5-8 are given the opportunity to attend a school camp in the last term of that year. Senior camps are usually 4 days (and three nights) long. The previous school camp was held at Vertical Horizons in Inglewood at the end of the 2018 school year. Our students really enjoy the experiences that they are offered on these camps. Students are extended physically, socially and academically on these camps. School camps are very popular with all of our students.
Parents are asked to contribute to the cost of camp for their children, however, the school does put some funding towards the cost of the camp to off-set some of the costs for our parents.
Junior Students (Years 1-4)
Every two years our junior students from Years 1-4 are given the opportunity to attend a day trip to Ruakawa Falls in conjunction with the YMCA in the last term of that year. Junior day trips are usually 1 full day. Students travel to and from Ruakawa Falls by bus leaving from school quite early in the morning and returning after dinner in the evening. The previous school day trip to Raukawa for our junior students was held at the end of the 2018 school year. Parents are asked to pay a small amount to cover the cost of transport to and from Raukawa.