Hillary Programmes

Our Hillary Programmes are a core range of programmes for school-aged students from Year 7 through to 13.

Each programme has been designed to cover different aspects of outdoor education, partly driven by the age and experience of participants, as well as the learning outcomes you seek from the programme.

All three programmes (Discover, Adventure and Leadership) are designed to support your teaching programme by being built around the key competencies and four strands of learning of the National Curriculum.

Scholarships for these programmes are available upon application for low decile schools in the North Island, please visit our Scholarship page for further details.

As a registered educational establishment, Hillary Outdoors can also help deliver Unit Standards and Achievement Standards during the week students in years 11 to 13 spend at a Hillary Outdoors Centre. Hillary Outdoors has a range of dedicated resources (e.g. power point presentations, classroom and practical activities, assessment activities and sheets, exemplars and schedules) that can be used in your teaching programme prior to your visit to an Hillary Outdoors Centre.

Take a look at the tabs below for information about each Hillary Programme.

Hillary Discover
This programme is designed for students to develop skills in co-operation, communal living, self leadership and environmental care. Students learn and connect through exploration, adventure and environmental initiatives. The week offers a variety of different activities, including an overnight camp experience.

The programme a school participates in is unique because the challenges and learning opportunities are dependent on a number of variables, of which weather is the most significant. However, to see an example programme, download this information sheet

Enquire or book now. Contact Tony or call 09 446 2052

Hillary Adventure
Our award winning personal development programme focuses on improving personal, social and environmental skills which can be transferred back to students’ lives and their community. Students build resilience, develop responsibility and increase self-esteem and confidence. The week offers a variety of different team building activities, including authentic adventures, a chance to give back to the environment and an overnight wilderness experience. When arranged in advance, you may be able to focus more in-depth on specific activities areas such as rock, mountain or water.

The programme a school participates in is unique because the challenges and learning opportunities are dependent on a number of variables, of which weather is the most significant. However, to see an example programme, download this information sheet

Enquire or book now. Contact Tony or call 09 446 2052

Hillary Leadership
This programme is geared towards pupils who wish to gain and develop leadership skills and experience. Students learn about different leadership styles and the principles of good leadership. Each student is given an opportunity to develop their leadership skills, gaining feedback from their peers, while being supported and mentored by their instructor. Activities are be adventurous, challenging and include overnight camp(s). Students are encouraged to set goals and transfer their learning to their leadership positions at school and everyday life.

The programme a school participates in is unique because the challenges and learning opportunities are dependent on a number of variables, of which weather is the most significant. However, to see an example programme, download this information sheet

Enquire or book now. Contact Tony or call 09 446 2052