Hub 4 EOTC (Year 7 & 8)
Every year, the Year Seven and Eight students attend camp for five days. The purpose of camp is to build and strengthen friendships within our student body, provide physical challenges to build skills and perseverance as well as give our students the experience of managing themselves outside of their own family environment. Students are encouraged and supported to give all activities a go and reflect on what they have learned from them.
We have a two-year camp location rotation with even years being at Camp Bentzon at Kawau Island, and odd years at Camp Kauaeranga near Thames in the Coromandel. Both locations provide unique challenges with a range of different activities. These camps do carry a cost to each student and although we encourage every student to attend, they are not compulsory.
Camp Bentzon is a water-based camp with fishing, sailing, kayaking, wharf jumping and raft building. We also do a day trip ferrying to Schoolhouse Bay, tramping over the island to the Copper Mine and then Manson House. Nighttime activities include the famous group skit competition and the Burma trail. Students also learn about the Geography and Fauna of this island environment in the lead up to this camp.
Camp Kauaeranga is a land-based camp with go-karting, caboose, rifle range, paintball, mountain biking, flying fox, orienteering and team building activities. The main activity during this camp is the tramp and overnight stay at the Department of Conservation, Pinnacles Hut. Nighttime activities include spotlight and cooking marshmallows around the campfire. Students also learn about personal health and safety along with developing and undertaking a personal fitness programme in preparation for the Pinnacles climb.
Hub 3 EOTC (Year 5 & 6)
Every year, the Year Five and Six students attend a camp experience for three days and two-night sleepover. Followed by a two-day EOTC experience at school. Camp experiences are a crucial time in the development of a child’s self-confidence, social interactions and physical abilities.
The purpose of camp is to build and strengthen friendships within our Hub. Learning in the outdoors enhances students’ understandings of interdependence and of the relationships between all living things, including people, and their physical environment. Outdoor activities provide opportunities for students to increase their understanding of themselves.
Each campsite provides a variety of physical challenges which build skills and perseverance. Students will learn to be responsible and manage themselves outside of their own family and school environment. Students are encouraged and supported to give all activities a go.
We have a two-year camp location rotation with even years being at Totara Springs which is situated in a beautiful setting, nestled at the foot of the Kaimai mountain ranges near Matamata. Every odd year camp is Chosen Valley Camp in the beautiful Ararimu Valley. These camps do carry a cost to each student and although we encourage every student to attend, they are not compulsory.
Chosen Valley activities planned include archery, flying fox, rope maze, kayaking, hiking, waterslide, trolleys, team building and confidence course. Nighttime activities include Burma trail, Bonfire roasting marshmallows and a group skit competition.
Totara Springs activities planned include archery, flying fox, gym games, Burma trail, low ropes, rock wall, kayaking, raft building, abseiling, Go-Karts, team building, foam slide and swimming in a hot spring and a group skit competition.
For our camp to be successful we rely on parent support and always wanting help.
Hub 2 EOTC (Y3 & 4)
We have two main events.
In Term One, we hold a Team Building Fun Day. This involves getting our students into their Whanau Groups and taking part in a range of team activities/games in school that build teamwork, co-operation and some friendly competition among our students.
We also hold a Water Fun Day in Term Four, which involves swimming & some fun activities involving water play.