In New Zealand, we live in a beautiful environment surrounded by sea and beaches, with lakes, rivers, water, mountains and bush in abundance. As a result, we believe it is important to teach our children the necessary skills to be safe and to enjoy a variety of activities possible through living in this environment. As well as using this environment for everyday learning, children also have the opportunity to go on school camps, a real highlight for their year.
When planning school camps for our children, we endeavour to do the following:
The numbers of children at each year level may have an impact on the choice of camp eg some venues are not suited for larger groups.
School camps alternate years are currently as follows:
Years 7/8 - 5 day camp in Wellington / Borland Lodge - Fiordland National Park
Years 5/6 - 4 day camp in Dunedin / Camp Columba, Pukerau
Year 4 - 3 day camp in Naseby
Years 2/3 - 2 day camp in Glenorchy / Various day adventures in the local Wakatipu District
Year 0/1 - Outdoor day experiences eg Walter Peak on the Earnslaw steamer, visit Toy Museum in Wanaka
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