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Learning Outside The Classroom

We appreciate the diversity and richness of human potential and believe that students who have an opportunity to develop their talents and interests outside the classroom are more likely to engage positively in their learning.

Learning experiences outside the classroom also contribute to the development of character, skill competencies and a sense of community as expressed in the framing of our river charter.

Extensive use of field trips, camping experiences, leadership development camps and a diverse range of sporting, cultural and leadership opportunities complement learning in the classroom.

Tonga Trip

In 2018, a group of 30 Year 13 students, led by the Leader of Humanities Miriam Courtney, participated in community service at the Vaini Primary and Middle School in Tonga. The group are fundraising and will support the school in teaching English and aspects of kiwi culture as well as bringing learning and sporting resources to the school.

Basketball trip to Canada and USA.

In January 2018, keen basketballers had the opportunity to travel to Vancouver, New York, Disney World, Universal Studios and the Kennedy Space Centre. Participating in the Grande Praire Basketball competition and a two day basketball camp run by Ganon Baker is a feature of the tour.

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