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

Challenge by choice activities are held at the end of the year, including rafting, tramping, geo
caching and more.

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 9 also experience a beach education day during the year, supported by Surf Lifesaving
New Zealand.

Year 8

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

Year 7

Four-day camp to Mt. Cook.

Junior School

A biennial outdoor education camp for Years 5 and 6 is held 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 Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award Scheme.