Primary and Intermediate Schools
Outdoor Experiences Positively Changing Lives
Supporting schools is a major focus for Whenua Iti Outdoors, this can be seen in the range of programmes now on offer at all levels.
A new range of programmes with a cultural and environmental focus have recently been introduced. These programmes, along with adventure focused programmes, provide a unique learning experience that can be incorporated into tailored programmes, including school camps.
It is Whenua Iti Outdoors’ mission to encourage the holistic development of individuals through a range of outdoor and leadership training opportunities.
Safety of our participants
Safety is of critical importance to us. Whenua Iti Outdoors is registered with WorkSafe NZ as an audited and approved provider of adventure activities. We recognise the upcoming challenges faced by schools with the new Health and Safety at Work Act coming into play from April this year. We are committed to working alongside schools to overcome these challenges, continuing to offer high quality and safe EOTC experiences.
For local primary and intermediate schools Whenua Iti Outdoors offer three core programmes
Suitable for: Year Levels 1 to 8
NZ Curriculum Levels: 1 to 4
A range of outdoor, environmental and cultural day programmes offered both at Whenua Iti Outdoors and approved outdoor locations. Programmes are eligible for MOE Learning Experiences Outside of the Classroom (LEOTC) funding, subject to places being available.
If you live outside of the Nelson and Tasman regions...
School Camps and tailored programmes are available to schools out of the region.
What Teachers Say
It was great to get out of the classroom, to see the students in another environment and to force the students to do things that they wouldn’t normally do or have the opportunity to do"
Nelson College for Girls, May 2015
What Pupils Say
Thank you so much for pushing me out of my comfort zone and giving me the ability to trust in myself to do the right thing and that it will turn out ok."
Student, Motueka High School, August 2015
Safe & Accredited
Whenua Iti Outdoors is registered with WorkSafe NZ as an Adventure Activity Operator (AAO No. 177) as required by the Adventure Activities Regulations 2011, and is subject to regular external audits as part of the Outdoors Mark audit certification. The register of adventure activity operators can be found on WorkSafe NZ’s website www.worksafe.govt.nz
We work with
Ministry of Education | Department of Conservation | Ministry of Youth Development
Ministry of Social Development | Ministry of Justice