If you enjoy being outside, being active and learning in a hands-on, practical way, then come and join our efforts to protect New Zealand’s unique biodiversity!
This new programme for 2023 will replace the Environmental Science and Predator Control & Conservation Programmes.
This programme will focus on bringing environmental sustainability, conservation practices and mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge and wisdom) to life through a series of field-based, environmental activities. The curriculum will be engaging, practical and delivered in a dynamic learning environment. It aims to give students a good background on environmental and conservation issues facing our modern society, whilst at the same time trying not to overwhelm them. An emphasis is placed on creating a connection to our natural world and therefore a desire to preserve it. Students will be exposed to ways they can reduce their impact and will have the opportunity to interact with groups who are doing some amazing work to preserve and restore our natural world. Underpinning the curriculum is the development of crucial personal and social development skills transferable to any vocational pathway.
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.
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
Course Outline & Assessments:
Course outline including academic learning objectives – Environmental Sustainability
For course specific assessments talk to your school Trades Academy coordinator or email [email protected]
To view all Whenua Iti Outdoors Trades Academy programmes and a pathway diagram go to further resources section below.
Tirohia kia marama, whawhangia kia rangona te ha
Observe to gain enlightenment, participate to feel the essence