Situated with a stunning backdrop of Manaia, surrounded by bush, and overlooking the Whangarei Harbour, our school, students and community are very much connected to the outdoors. We make the most of Mount Manaia with the Y7&8’s weekly summit club run, beach clean ups and day walks.

Four senior students recently filmed a series of short clips with LEARNZ (virtual school fieldtrip) and Adam, Ranger at Bream Head Te Whara, looking at the Reserve and discussing their school Enviro group learnings with Andrew, LEARNZ teacher.

Ocean Beach Clean Up

We have also worked with the Weed Action community group to identify weeds around the school and local experts on a pest control monitoring programme around the boundary of our school. Children in the Enviro Group are leading this action. We are also in the development stages of extensions to our bush boardwalk. In 2022 our outdoor classroom build was completed. We have hens, a bokashi compost system, and a large school vege garden.

Weeding Fern Valley

All classes go on a camp each year which further develops skills, knowledge and the experiences of the outdoors.

School Camps