EOTC

Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) is part of our health and personal development curriculum.

It is vital in developing students’ leadership skills as well as increasing the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. During EOTC programmes, there is a focus on developing personal resilience achieved through students taking responsibility for themselves. As well as developing positive and respectful relationships with their peers, their teachers and the environment.

Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) is part of our Health and Personal Development curriculum. It is vital in developing students’ leadership skills.

 

Years 1–2

Timing:           Monday 19 ‒ Friday 23 February 2018
Activities:       A series of day trips to various Wellington locations within School hours.

 

Years 3–4

Timing:           Monday 19 ‒ Friday 23 February 2018
Activities:       A series of day trips to various Wellington locations, plus an over-night at school experience to develop independence, cooperation and risk taking.

 

Years 5–6

 

Timing:           Monday 19 ‒ Friday 23 February 2018
Activities:       A two-night, three-day out of school experience designed to challenge the girls and to develop resilience, risk taking, and independence.

 

Year 7

Timing:            Wednesday 14 – Friday 16 February 2018
Activities:       A day of activities around Wellington harbour on Wednesday, an overnight camp on Thursday and a day of bush and river activities on Friday.

 

Focus:               A combination of experiential learning and outdoor activities with a water focus, whilst developing sound friendship skills and responsibility for their own organisation and belongings.

 

Year 8

Timing:           Monday 26 – Thursday 29 November 2018
Activities:       Four day/three night outdoor education camp in Masterton and Mt Holdsworth

 

Focus:             Risk taking and management. Emphasis is placed on teamwork, co-operation and consideration.

 

Students develop an appreciation of the outdoor environment and the role they can play in protecting it.

 

Year 9            Monday 5 – Friday 9 November 2018

Activities:       Five day/four night camp at Kaiteriteri (top of the South Island)

Focus:             Visiting the South Island and gaining an appreciation of this beautiful part of our country. The programme focuses on personal responsibility and teamwork within Houses. Students experience a range of outdoor activities.

 

Year 10

Timing:           Wednesday 28 – Friday 30 November 2018

Activities:       Three day/two night camp in the Wairarapa staying at Castlepoint Motor camp

Focus:             Outdoor adventure activities combining personal challenge and co-operation with others to promote personal development and some new skills. Students are responsible for planning and preparing meals.

 

Year 11

Timing:           TBC – will be after IGCSE examinations in November

 

Year 12

Timing:           Sunday 24 – Friday 29 June 2018
Activities:       Six days/five nights at the Hillary Outdoors Education Centre, Turangi
Focus:             Leadership, personal challenge, physical skills, co-operative skills. Students take some responsibility for group organisation and activity selection. A strong emphasis is also placed on environmental awareness.