All students will experience a camp or noho marae in the first few weeks of each year. Camp/Noho is an important part of intermediate students developing belonging in their new school. The camp experience helps teach our students to have confidence in themselves, meet and make new friends and to get on with others in a variety of new situations.
Throughout the rest of the year, all classes attend a variety of school trips and EOTC excursions to enrich the integrated and STEAM approach.
In 2021 our camp will take place at Whakaue Marae where students learn about the Te Arawa Journey – Mai Maketu ki Tongariro. In 2022 we will return to MiCamp Taupo, near Turangi to continue this learning. The cost for the 2021 camp at Maketu the cost will be approximately $200 per student. We understand that this is a considerable cost and are happy for whanau to start paying this by automatic payment, even in small amounts. Please contact the school office for the school bank details, or add to your current automatic payment using the reference (camp 2021). Families experiencing hardship can apply to our Board of Trustees for discretionary/emergency support.
If parents wish to act as helpers on any overnight camp, they need to be Police Vetted. Forms are available on our website or at the school office. Forms need to be completed and returned to the office six weeks prior to the event.
PLEASE COMPLETE PERMISSION SLIPS AND POLICE VETTING ALONG WITH YOUR ENROLMENT!