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Year 7: Youthtown 

Year 7 students will again be participating in outdoor activities organised by Youthtown this term. 'Youthtown is a nationally operated, not-for-profit organisation offering a whole ‘township’ of developmental activity in key communities across New Zealand for 5-18 year olds'.

This is the third year in a row that St Thomas's School have benefited from Youthtown's selected water based activities. The activities included this year are: Kayaks and SUPs, sailing and windsurfing.

We have three dates for Term 4 set aside for this:     
S10 Wednesday 13th November
S11 Thursday 14th November
S12 Friday 15th November

Please note the day changes for S10 and S12. Thank you.

The cost for these activities are part of the Term fee notes.

Students should bring? 
o Closed footwear which can get wet (no jandals, sandals or crocs) 
o Wet suit (optional) 
o Swimming togs 
o Rain coat or jacket 
o Hat and sun screen/warm clothing for after activities 
o Bag for wet clothes/togs 
o Lunch and water bottle
 o Insect repellent

Empowering young New Zealanders to be the best they can be (since 1932).

'Our vision is to grow a world of young explorers 
that are ready to take on our rapidly evolving world.'

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Use these templates to reflect on your Community Service and Passion Project hours:

This is the third year that Year 7 will be involved in the Challenge. It is an awesome opportunity to..
  • Get outdoors,
  • Develop a chosen skill
  • Make a difference in your community.
...What will you choose? 

Check out the VIDEO to hear stories from kids who recently completed the challenge last year.

Read more about the Challenge Award on The WPCA website

Requirements to achieve the award:



5 approved outdoor activities

*It is recommended to apply to join the outdoor adventure club.

Youthtown counts for two outdoor activities.

Other WPCA outdoor activities will be organised for the group throughout the year at an additional cost.

Participants must negotiate with lead teacher if they want to organise catch-up activities with whānau (only specific activities will be approved).

20 hours community service

MUST complete at least 5 of these hours in a WPCA group of 3 or more. All community service must be completed outside of school hours.

20 hours passion project

MUST present an end product/performance to show how skill has developed (video, picture, object to show).

Final due date: Monday 2nd December, 2019, Term 4, Week 8.

*due to limited numbers, not all participants will be able to join the outdoor adventure club.

The William Pike Challenge Award also contributes towards the Bronze level for Duke of Edinburgh that students can participate in through their high school. 

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