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Outdoor Education is a subject that uses the medium of the environment to develop a students performance skills and personal attributes. Many of the activities involve working with others in challenging situations to promote personal growth.
The school is well placed geographically to use some of the wonderful natural resources in the Horowhenua region specifically the Tararua ranges, Manawatu River and local mountain bike tracks. As many of our locations for practicals are close to school we feel we offer a very practical course at all levels of the curriculum. We do use other locations around New Zealand for specific trips. The school is fortunate to have a 11m high indoor rock wall, an outdoor swimming pool and are fully resourced for all outdoor activities on offer.
The department is also extremely fortunate to have highly qualified staff that hold Nationally recognized qualifications in a number of key outdoor areas.
Outdoor Education units contain both theoretical and practical components and are assessed in class and out in the field.
Outdoor Education Resources
• 33 metre school pool
• 11 metre indoor rock climbing wall
• A class set of road and mountain bikes
• A class set of white water and sea kayaks
• All tramping/camping equipment
Outdoor Education Staff
Maddie Beckley – Teacher in charge of Outdoor Education
Marika Holloway – Teacher