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James Cook High School Testimonial

“We were on our way home after an awesome but exhausting week and Harri pointed out the window to a mountain. She said, “Look at that, I just feel like I could climb that now, if I wanted to!” Georgia said , “Do you want to though? Today?!!” After the laughs died down Katarina said, “I know what you mean though…it feels like ‘impossible’ just doesn’t really mean anything anymore!”

Lauren Joe, Sports Coordinator
James Cook High School

Massey High School Testimonial

“The students had a week that they will always remember. There were many challenges and adventures in the great NZ outdoors that helped them gain greater self-confidence, gain a better understanding of interpersonal skills and start to grow into outstanding school leaders. The activities in the week included kayaking, rock climbing, caving, mountain hiking, tramping, a high ropes course and an overnight camp.

The students have returned to school with a fresh enthusiasm to achieve in all areas of school life and to excel in their role as school leaders. The core values of leaderhsip, teamwork, perseverance and helping others sit at the very heart of the Hillary Step Programme and, as Sir Edmund Hillary said; “It’s not the mountain we conquer but ourselves””.

Raewyn More, Year 11 Level Co-ordinator
Massey High School

Whangarei Girls’ high School testimonial

“During a reflection on this trip the students acknowledged they gained team building and leadership skills, enhanced communication within a group, self-confidence, trust in others, respect for alternative ways of living, living within and appreciating a community lifestyle, experiencing how a sustainable community runs, developed skill level for different outdoor activities and most importantly having fun doing activities that are not available to them normally”

Whangarei Girls’ High School

Rangitikei College Testimonial

“They (students) have taken away edification in aspects of team work, living with others, personal, group and environmental responsibility and most importantly self-worth and confidence in challenging situations. This has resulted in a lot of introspection for these students, with many of them now having applied for student leadership roles within our school for 2014”

Robert Dunlop, OPC Coordinator
Rangitikei College

…from Janet’s desk It’s all go at OPC Tongariro 2014 is looking to be a busy year here at Tongariro. The year kicked off on the 13th January with the Centre being at capacity accommodating a diverse selection of clients including a group of American adults , a family group, individuals on an adventure action […]

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