Education Outside the Classroom
Saint Kentigern College has a long history of giving students the opportunity to be challenged in many settings away from College.
Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) takes many forms from the traditional Orientation Camps at Year 7 and 9 to field trips associated with particular curriculum subjects such as geography and biology; organised trips to art galleries or museums for our visual arts students; workshops for performing arts students; university lectures at the Liggins Institute; theatre visits; service opportunities in many guises; and the opportunity for small groups of students to represent the College at events such as MUNA (Model United Nations Assembly) and Young Global Enterprise. However, the experience that most students recall, long after leaving College, is the annual Field Centre for all Year 10 students, undertaken in November each year. This week-long trip to Tongariro National Park is both challenging and exhilarating as students gain independence and discover personal strengths.
Other outdoor learning opportunities include the opportunity for some to attend OPC (Outdoor Pursuits Centre), to sail on the Spirit of New Zealand, to join the very active Tramping Club and to become involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
Each year there are further opportunities for groups of students to travel abroad either to give Service, such as with Habitat for Humanity in Fiji, or to extend their personal horizons on trips such as the Pipe Band Trip to Scotland or the Classics Tour to Europe.