Outdoor Education

Our outdoor education programmes provide students with opportunities to challenge themselves mentally and physically, to work as a team in challenging outdoor situations and to experience the natural environment of New Zealand.

Through the outdoor education opportunities offered at the various Year levels each student develops self-reliance and resilience, learns basic survival techniques and has times for quiet reflection in the beauty of New Zealand’s outdoors. 

Year 10                      

Four-day outdoor education camp at Doubtful Sound in the heart of one of New Zealand’s national parks.

Year 9                        

Five-day skiing/snowboarding camp at Coronet Peak, Queenstown.
Students, teachers and parents stay in ski huts on the mountain, and students have daily tuition in skiing or snowboarding.

Year 7                        

Four-day camp to Mt. Cook.

Junior School                 

Biennial outdoor education camp for Years 5 and 6 at Berwick, an outdoor education facility on the outskirts of Dunedin.

In addition to the above Year-level camps, students have several other outdoor education opportunities through curriculum-based field-trips with subjects such as Biology, Geography and Social Studies, and through the Tramping Club and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award Scheme.

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Year 10 camp at Doubtful Sound

Tramping Club

The Tramping club provides students from Years 7 to 13 with very special opportunities to experience the outdoors either through day tramps at weekends or longer tramps involving overnight stays in huts or tents. All tramps are accompanied by experienced staff who are passionate about giving students the opportunity to see the beauty of nature at first-hand and to challenge themselves, physically and mentally, in the outdoors.

The tramps also engage students across the Year levels, and new friendships are formed.

Tramping view