Our interactive Hand-On History education programme, featuring the historically preserved goldmining town of Arrowtown, is designed to enrich and enhance the New Zealand curriculum. Students will experience first-hand and interactive learning in an authentic environment. All programme options are activity based, designed to suit all stages and styles of learning and all link clearly to the Social Studies Curriculum strands.
We have programmes for both High School and Primary Students
We offer customised programmes for Years 9 – 13, as well as tertiary programmes. These include Geography, Drama, English, Tourism, Photography, Food and Fabric Technology and of course, History – a fabulous insight into New Zealand’s past especially the establishment of Auckland as our early capital and the settlement of the whole area.
Primary students love delving into early colonial life in New Zealand through hands-on and interactive role-play experiences. We offer a unique EOTC programme involving the technological advancements and inventions made by the early settlers which include construction and engineering, agriculture, food tech, natural medicines, textiles and fabrics. We show how archaeological discoveries of the Fencible Period have helped us understand the lives that early settlers led.
Parents and teachers should also check out our popular holiday programmes and Howick Historical Village is a unique special events venue suitable for children’s birthday parties to weddings and corporate events.
Onsite 1850s church, beautiful lawns and gardens with water features plus cafe & a choice of meeting halls for your special event.
Kokako Lodge is nestled in the Hunua Falls Regional Park 30 minutes from Papakura, South Auckland.
We have bunk room and marae style sleeping for 98 and partner with HFC (Hunua Falls Camp) next door (with a further 120 bunks) giving us a capacity for 200 students at any one time.
Within our camp we have quality high ropes, abseiling, archery and team building games as well as having a Music Room with piano, electric drums, bass and acoustic guitars. We have a large and new commercial kitchen for self or contract catering.
Just outside our gates (walking distance) we operate kayaking and water activities on the Hunua Falls and multiple streams and rivers in the area. We run day and overnight bush tramps and offer education (plants you can eat). There are a multitude of authentic EOTC opportunities from water quality sampling to other maths and science activities.
We operate a ‘Challenge by Choice’ model for personal development, support Spoken Word (and Reflection Journals) and our Kaupapa is, “I am Me – I am Worthwhile”.
NZ Surf Academy Coaching & Camps for Term-time & Holidays Locations: Auckland & Northland
NZ Surf Academy objective is to teach and develop surfing skills for Primary, Intermediate, Secondary & International Schools. We will educate students on both beach safety & environmental awareness. Our lessons and activities encourage good teamwork and group cohesion to provide a positive, supportive and fun learning environment.
Objectives • Increase ‘beach safety’ awareness through experiencing the enjoyment of learning to surf. • To give children and young adults the confidence to be active and have fun in the ocean. • To educate & encourage students that surfing is for everyone regardless of size, skill and ability.
Why NZ Surf Academy We are an accredited Surfing NZ surf school holding all the necessary qualifications for EOTC including ISA Surf Coaching, Lifesaving, Sports First Aid and Public Liability Insurance
Packages: NZ Surf Academy ‘Beach Days’, Day Trips, Surf Tours, School Camps, Electives, NCEA Surfing Credits, Holiday Programmes
Puzzling World is a world-unique attraction with the theme of anything puzzling! Crazy buildings, Illusion Rooms & Roman Toilets must be seen to be believed and the Great Maze, the world’s first ‘modern-styled’ maze is a fun challenge for all ages. Onsite Cafe and large Puzzle Shop (with web-shop orders possible too). Enquire about our school group rates, plus we have many more activity sheet options and we supply Risk Assessment sheets.
Using the great NZ outdoors as an adventure and natural classroom we connect you and your students with nature in a more conscious and meaningful way. We offer a range of fun and safe outdoor education experiences that positively challenge and inspire youth to seek more and learn more.
Our one-day outdoor education ‘forest school’ programme is locally in Auckland, offering students an alternative education once a week. We have many other programmes land, water and snow-based.
For School Camps or School Grounds sleepovers, our unique Bell Tent Glamping options are available throughout the North Island.
Also available are School Holiday programmes, family excursions, weekend trips and much more available through New Zealand.
During outdoor education programmes, students will take part in a broad spectrum of outdoor activities. To find out more about our comprehensive range of activities please visit our schools page
In addition we cater for Clubs, Teacher Conferences, Sports, Corporate Groups, Weddings, 21st Birthdays and General Events needing marquees, accommodation and activity services or hire.