Education Outside the Classroom is a particular feature at Titahi Bay North. The beach itself is a stone’s throw away so is well utilised for all manner of EOTC activities, as is the wonderful Whitireia Park.
Camps for senior students, noho marae and EOTC weeks are also regular parts of the learning programmes. The aims of such activities include providing social, emotional, physical development and learning in all curriculum areas which will be enhanced, by relevant enriching and safe experiences beyond the classroom. The focus is on students accepting new challenges, working together as teams and tackling problem solving activities. By way of example senior students have attended camp in the wonderful Akatarawa Valley. Our school are the kaitiaki of the Kahotea Stream in Onepoto Park.
Activities at the Akatarawa camp include:
Kayaks Being part of the tranquility of the Akatarawa river with a kayak ride.
Confidence Course Using problem solving skills and testing them on the confidence course.
Flying Fox Experiencing the exhilaration of whizzing through the air over land and river.
Low Ropes Having a go at conquering the low ropes course.
Orienteering Two orienteering courses catering for beginners and advanced participants.
Raft Making Students get a range of materials and make a raft to fit people on and float with it.
Indoor Sports There are a number of sports played in the Sports Centre including table tennis, volley ball, badminton, indoor cricket, basketball and netball.
Swimming Pool Swimming in the large outdoor swimming pool or swimming in the river.
EOTC weeks at Titahi Bay North include all manner of cool activities. Visits to Zealandia have been a feature as has some circuit training and a Kelly sports day.
Te Whanau o te Kakano go on noho marae biennially. They have great haerenga in many different parts of the motu