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.

Year 7

Timing: Tuesday 8 – Friday 11 March 2016.Girls sitting in raft wearing lifejackets
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.

Year 8

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.

Year 9

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.

Year 10

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.

Year 11

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.

Year 12

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.