During Term 1 Outdoor Education for Year 12 and 13s made the most of the hot weather and the Ocean. The focus was on building a culture within their classroom along with upskilling their water sports skills by kayaking and surfing. The underlying concept in both of these years is making the most of our coastal environment but respecting the ocean, identifying the risks and putting effective strategies into place.
The Level 3 students spent many hours planning for their first camp at Tawharanui. Students had to plan their gear, food and all other aspects which are involved in executing an outdoor trip. This camp was a huge success and they had great surf and attitude, making the most of the weather and really setting up the expectations for the rest of the year.
Level 2 students also ventured north to Tawharanui. These students did a five hour tramp over the peninsular and set up camp for the one night. Unfortunately we had some severe weather on the way and had to cut the camp short. Regardless, the students enjoyed being outdoors and were able to spend a night under canvas.
Both year levels have exciting terms ahead. The Year 12s will navigate their way through Orewa, learning vital navigation skills and will finish with an orienteering adventure out at Shakespeare. The Year 13s will take on each other in the very anticipated game of Survivor.