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.
Timing: Tuesday 8 – Friday 11 March 2016.
Activities: Non-residential, a series of day trips within school hours.
Focus: An outdoor focus involving water activities whilst developing sound friendship skills and responsibility for their own organisation and belongings.
Timing: Tuesday 22 – Friday 25 November 2016.
Activities: Four day – three night outdoor education camp in Masterton and Mount Holdsworth.
Focus: Risk taking and management. Emphasis is placed on teamwork, co-operation and consideration. Students also develop an appreciation of the outdoor environment and the role they can play in protecting it.
Timing: Monday 12 – Friday 16 September 2016.
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.
Timing: Wednesday 10 – Friday 12 February 2016.
Activities: Three day – two night camp in the Wairarapa staying on a marae.
Focus: Outdoor adventure activities combining personal challenge and co-operation with others to promote personal development and develop an appreciation of marae etiquette. Students are responsible, in small groups, for planning and preparing some of their meals.
Timing: Non-residential. Wednesday 29 June – Friday 1 July 2016.
Activities: Conference style experience with speakers, teambuilding activities and an Amazing Race.
Focus: Stepping Up and Stepping Out; personal development skills to enhance growth and leadership.
Timing: Sunday 26 June – Friday 1 July 2016.
Activities: Six days – five nights at 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.