Build on a love of the outdoors by learning technical and practical outdoor skills in a team environment.
Participants have the opportunity of completing 4 – 6 Level 2 NCEA credits on each block of this programme.
This programme is a fantastic opportunity to introduce students to the outdoors through a variety of disciplines in a fun and supportive environment, where they will overcome various challenges to build their knowledge and confidence to promote future independence on outdoors adventures. The programme will run as four one-week blocks. Students will have a great experience meeting new people and exploring the beautiful outdoor environments of Te Tau Ihu.
Students can enrol on one or multiple blocks for 2022:
|Block 1||Sea Kayaking||L2||6 credits||17 – 20 October|
|Block 2||Rock Climbing||L2||4 credits||25 – 28 October|
|Block 3||Mountain Biking||L2||5 credits||31 Oct – 03 Nov|
|Block 4||Caving||L2||5 credits||07 – 10 November|
Students will have the opportunity to achieve academic learning objectives that contribute to their National Certificate of Education Achievement (NCEA) and develop crucial personal and social development skills.
This curriculum for each block is equivalent to 25% of the Whenua Iti Outdoors Trades Academy programme – Adventure Skills Development Level 3.
Personal and Social Development Objectives:
Personal and social skills are transferable to any chosen career pathway and are considered essential skills by employers.
- Increasing willingness to learn
- Understanding and assuming personal responsibility
- Developing belief in self and increasing confidence
- Developing a positive attitude
- Recognising and developing potential
- Developing resilience skills (coping with challenge and change)
- Developing positive communication skills
Interested in earning NCEA credits outside the classroom? We offer a range of fully funded Trades Academy Programmes during the school terms.