Connect to nature while developing your outdoor adventure skills in our local national parks, learning about conservation & biodiversity management to protect these taonga.
Participants have the opportunity of completing 13 Level 3 NCEA credits on this programme.
The Kaitiaki Leadership Programme will build your adventure skills and conservation knowledge, from both Western and te āo Māori perspectives, across 9 days of multi-activity expeditions. Activities can vary depending on the time of year and weather conditions. There will also be the opportunity to contribute to existing conservation projects. A focus of this programme will be on conservation, including predator trapping and control.
The course will provide you with skills required for active conservation work including bush survival, navigation and cooking in the outdoors. You will explore the wilderness of Te Tau Ihu – Top of the South Island, a perfect platform to build up your conservation awareness and understanding of kaitiakitanga principles in environmental management of these sites.
Please refer to our Covid-19 Response page for updated information on programme requirements.
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
Interested in earning NCEA credits outside the classroom? We offer a range of fully funded Trades Academy Programmes during the school terms.