Outdoor Education

Kayaking, tramping, rock climbing and camping overnight are just some of the activities our students will enjoy at our lodge in the spectacular Matukituki Valley on the edge of Mount Aspiring National Park. Before students go on camp plenty of time will be spent learning basic kayaking and other water skills in our own heated pool.

Curriculum related work is firmly linked to this programme and we strongly believe that young New Zealanders should learn the skills involved in teamwork. This beautiful, fun and challenging environment is an ideal place to begin.

Duke of Edinburgh

This is an opportunity for boys to participate in the internationally recognised Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award scheme. There are four core components: Service, Skill, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey. Students aged 14 can start on the bronze award, with direct entry to silver and gold awards possible at 15 to 16 years respectively.

Monetary Policy Challenge

The Monetary Policy Challenge is a competition run by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand where students work in teams to analyse data and make a recommendation as to changes in the Official Cash Rate. This competition is offered as an extension challenge for year 13 students.

Teacher in Charge: Gwyn Pratley