Education outside the classroom is a vital part of the curriculum. Students have the opportunity to develop their problem solving skills, take risks and cooperate in a variety of different situations. Our school camps are one of the ways we develop these skills and put our school values into practice and celebrate the wonderful girts we have been given.
room 9 and 10's camp at te wera
Negotiating water slides, flying foxes, tramps and completing assault courses as a team were some of the challenges that faced room 10 at their Te Wera Camp.
Bivouac Building in the bush enabled the development of problem solving, providing a space to shelter the group, collecting materials. splicing and tying a variety of knots, using natural materials and a few tools. Don't they look amazing!
Room 7's camp at eltham
At Eltham learning new skills and sharing our talents was the order of the day.
Above the students are trying their hand at archery.
In the evening there was a wearable arts show, followed by a talent quest and country dancing for everyone. A great time was had by all.
Outside the students negotiated scavenger hunts, team building obstacle courses, water slides, canoeing and even chill-axing in the tyres on the river.
We were definitely working outside our comfort zones, taking risks and supporting each other on the way.
A big thank you to all the parents who gave up their time to help us. Without their help, this fantastic learning opportunity would not have been able to take place.