Leadership Exploration

This course is for Year 8 students with a focus on developing students’ independence and leadership skills.

Growing young leaders at Whenua Iti Outdoors centres around a relationship-based kaupapa to encourage participation and connection. Our educators will mentor participants, assisting them in their development of esssential personal and social skills and competencies that transfer to everyday self-managment, and sets the foundations of what are the essential skills they will need in the future.

Programme Structure

Students will complete a range of personal and group challenge activities. This will include a number of Whenua Iti Outdoors on-site high element activities, for example; low or high ropes course, trapeze, flying kiore, or tower climbing.

Learning Objectives

During this course students will have the opportunity to:

  • Build on leadership skills through enhanced personal and social skills
  • Be positive about who they are and what they can offer
  • Make independent choices
  • Identify ways to contribute to school and community initiatives
  • Be empowered to take on leadership roles
  • Develop positive communication skills

NZ Curriculum Links

Health and Physical Education – Level 4

  • Personal Health and Physical Development – A1, A3, A4
  • Relationships with Other People – B1, B2, B3, B4
  • Movement Concepts and Motor Skills – C1, C2, C3

Key Competencies:

Thinking | Using Language | Managing Self | Relating to Others |Participating and Contributing

Post Course Activity

It is recommended that students contribute and lead others within a community service project, this could be part of an existing school service project.

It was a great course to build leadership skills and become more independent. I was brave and proud of myself – Year 8 Student

Further resources

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Key Components:

  • Adventure

Open to:

Year 8 Students


2 days


9.30am - 2.30pm


Whenua Iti Outdoors


$40 + gst per student (subsidised by MYD)


2020 Intakes:

Course 1: 04 – 05 May

Course 2: 06 – 07 May

Course 3: 15 – 16 June

Course 4: 17 – 18 June


Students must be at least 12 years of age at the programme start date for the MYD subsidy to apply.

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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.


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.


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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