Waka Journey

The Waka Journey programme has been designed to increase student’s self-confidence, cultural connection, and develop a strong sense of belonging.

The programme will identify individual student’s strengths and build on these to develop leadership skills.  This programme is experiential by nature and will provide a series of engaging and challenging learning opportunities for students.

It is a requirement for a school dean, senior management or staff member with pastoral care responsibility to attend with students. This allows the learning and connections developed to be fostered at school post course completion.

“The photos do not really show the ‘real’ impact that this trip has had on the kids and us teachers. They have found themselves and new friends. The ripple effect is already apparent around school. I have students I do not know saying kia ora on a daily basis!” – Secondary School Teacher

Course Outline:

Course outline – Waka Journey

Learning Objectives:

Students will have the opportunity to achieve the following learning objectives:

• 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

Inā kei te mōhio koe ko wai koe, i anga mai koe i hea. Tēnā ka mōhio koe, kei te anga atu koe ki hea. 

If you know who you are and where you are from, then you will know where you are going.

Further resources

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Key Components:

  • Cultural
  • Adventure

Open to:

Years 9 - 11


4 days / 3 nights


Multi-day programme


Abel Tasman National Park


$420 + gst per person | Average cost based on a group of 12


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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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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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