Beach Skills Day

Take your students to our local beach for a practical and fun outdoors experience to build their beach safety knowledge, skills and safe practices when heading to the beach.

Programme Overview

This course aligns with Water Safety NZ and Surf Life Saving NZ Curriculum.

The activities will be facilitated by our experienced instructors and can include raft-building, kayaking, paddleboarding, swim safety, hazard identification and the chance to build on basic survival skills.


Key Learning Objectives           

  • Recognise swell, rips, tidal currents and surf (dependent on conditions)
  • Swim in clothing
  • Swim a short distance
  • Participate in a group activity – e.g. paddle relay
  • Wear a buoyancy aid correctly
  • Manoeuvre a sit-on-kayak using basic stokes
  • Get back onto a boat with assistance in water
  • Support others while being rescued
  • Acknowledge the environmental care code/water care code

Please note: Whenua Iti Outdoors operates in line with Ministry of Education COVID-19 guidelines. For our full policy, please see our Safety Page, or request a copy via email.

Further resources

| Nature Connection Activities | View our range of pre or post course activities.

| Experiential Learning | Find out more about the philosophy that underpins our programmes

| Safety First | Find out more about our safety policies

 

 

Key Components:

  • Environment
  • Nature Connection
  • Health & Wellbeing

Open to:

Years 5-8

Duration:

10am - 2pm (or by negotiation)

Delivery:

Day programme

Location:

Kaiteretere Beach

Cost:

$10pp (subject to subsidy availability)

Dates:

Subject to availability Monday- Thursday during term time
10am – 2pm or by negotiation

Notes:

 

 

 

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Qualified Instructors

You're in safe hands. Our friendly & highly professional instructors are all industry qualified for a wide range of activities.

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NZQA Qualified and NCEA Aligned

We are NZQA accredited, can offer NCEA Level 1-3 assessments and all programmes align with the NZ Curriculum key competencies.

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Safety Accredited

We put safety first. We are a registered provider of Adventure Activities with Worksafe NZ, and are Safety audit certified with OutdoorsMark.

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