Exciting school camps introduce children to the physical challenges of the environment and the skills for coping with them.
The Year 5 to Year 8 programme includes bush and water safety and survival skills, abseiling, surfskills, map and compass skills, sailing, rowing, kayaking, first aid and campfire cooking.
Well planned outdoor education challenges encourage students to develop their communication skills, develop self-reliance, become an active member of a group, show leadership or contribute opinions in problem-solving.
Attempting and successfully completing difficult tasks leads to greater self-confidence and improved self-esteem.
Camps are always planned around a strong science or social studies theme, with clear academic and social learning objectives for students.
Matahui Road School acknowledges the inportance of environmental education and aims to ensure children grow up to value and understand the uniqueness of New Zealand's natural heriatge and the need for conservation.
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