Long Programmes

Give your school the edge

Hillcrest High School female students
Schools are increasingly competing against progressive schools that have their own outdoor education centres. It is possible to have a superior outdoor education immersion programme even without your own specialist centre.  By tapping into Hillary Outdoors’ fantastic facilities, learning resources and experience available at our two centres, now you can offer your own long programme in outdoor education by utilising either our Tongariro or Great Barrier Island Centre. A five week programme can enhance your school’s positioning as an innovative educational community that provides students life experiences that foster understanding of self, others and place, as well as develop some fantastic practical outdoor recreation skills (see typical activities).

The curriculum can be developed to align with your school’s mission in valuing all students, enhancing self esteem, academic potential, social development and sense of responsibility. Spending significant time in the great outdoors where instruments of modern living such as mobiles phones and social networking are replaced by meaningful interpersonal connections creates an environment where incredible personal development can take place.  Hillary Outdoors has over 40 years experience of teaching outdoor skills and personal development and we work closely with schools to develop a unique programme that is tailored to your individual requirements and aligned to the specific values of your school.

922777_577724495583521_686628429_nHillary Outdoors are specialists in Outdoor Education and train instructors in this industry, so why wouldn’t parents want their kids to learn in an environment that focuses on providing top quality experiences?…we believe that education is as much about quality as it is quantity. Hillary Outdoors’ learning objectives are directly aligned to the New Zealand Curriculum Key Competencies. Our learning environment and outdoor activities are rich in opportunities to deliver objectives from a range of Learning Areas, in particular Outdoor, Health and Physical Education. A number of Unit Standards and/or Achievement Standards can be implemented into a programme at Hillary Outdoors.

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Read what Hillcrest High School had to say about running their long programme at Hillary Outdoors’ Great Barrier Island.

Article on Stuff.co.nz

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