Outdoor Education @ Katikati College
Katikati College’s outdoor adventure programme is continually being developed and improved. Students spend approximately eight hours per week on the programme and the remainder of their time is spent in regular academic classes. Outdoor education is an integral part of the senior curriculum in the areas of Geography, Biology, Sports Science, Recreation and Tourism and provides students with an exciting range of opportunities and activities. The outdoor education programme is essentially the study of adventure pursuits and the development of inter-personal skills and personal qualities that build confidence and skills.
We actively encourage our International students to become a member of a sports team: Rugby, Hockey, Soccer, Netball, Basketball, Badminton, Golf, Volleyball Tennis and Cricket.
Students can work toward a variety of qualifications, including New Zealand Qualifications Authority Unit Standards, as well as the Duke of Edinburgh Award through our Outdoor Adventure Club and our International Student Achievement Award.Through the course, students learn the necessary skills required for a successful career in the outdoors. They also gain important personal development skills that can be transferred to any workplace or career path. Skills such as effective leadership, self-confidence, co-operative learning, teamwork, problem solving, decision making and group analysis, along with the knowledge of fitness and nutrition gained from the course, stand students in good stead for any challenge they may face in future. During the course, students will have the opportunity to participate in activities such as:
Outdoor Education Activities
Term 1 (February-April)
Term 2 (May-July)
Other activities which may be extra
Outdoor Education is a very popular subject choice at the College and each year class numbers have to be capped to ensure appropriate instructor/student ratios.
Over 95% of the Outdoor Education programme is delivered within the stunning Bay of Plenty region. This enables the College to deliver programmes in an authentic outdoor bush and harbour setting.
The school campus is further enhanced by its close proximity to the Tauranga Harbour, and Kaimai/Mamaku State Forest Park tramping tracks, abseiling and rock climbing sites as well as excellent fishing, surfing & kayaking.
International students are integrated into the mainstream Outdoor & Sport programmes offered at Katikati College.This means students have the chance to see a more natural, pure New Zealand alongside local students.
Students also have the opportunity to “experience New Zealand” International students get to experience farm visits, heritage walks, tourist attractions and many other places that our beautiful country has to offer.
Outdoor Education and the International programme is taught by a number of fully trained and qualified secondary teachers who have many years experience in a variety of schools and participate in a wide range of Sport & outdoor adventure activities.
Juliet is heavily involved in facilitating all sporting activities & competitions in the school. She is keen on hockey, tramping and camping. Juliet also calls on outside tutors & mentors to help deliver programmes where needed.
Simon has been actively involved in setting up Risk Management documentation and policies for the EOTC Programme that operates at Katikati College. He prides himself on our safety record and endeavours to eliminate or at least minimise risks to participants in all activities.
Equestrian Academy @ Katikati College
Places are available for
International students to be a part of the Equestrian Academy.
Experienced riders compete with our Equestrian teams at ODE’s and other competitions in the Bay ofPlenty/Thames Valley area.
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