Every year one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year is EOTC week. This year EOTC week will be held between the 11th and 15th of November. EOTC (Education Outside the Classroom) has long been a priority of South Wellington Intermediate School through camps, outside presenters and through utilising our unique location as the intermediate closest to the heart of the CBD.
During EOTC week we provide students with quality learning programmes through both camps and locally based activities.
Within the next fortnight there will be a notice documenting all options with an estimated cost shared with all students. There will be costs associated with many of these activities. Further information regarding these will be provided at the time of making choices. Below we share a brief rundown of the different activities on offer in 2019.
Wellington Harbour Experience
A rich outdoor experience based around Wellington Harbour, the activities selected for this option provide many of the experiences provided on the Resolution Bay camp without having to leave home. This year, experiences include Walking parts of the City and Sea Walkway, Ferry trip to Matiu Somes Island, Sailing & Kayaking, Walk the Southern Walkway and Harbour fishing.
Art Around Wellington
Each day will be spent visiting different art galleries around Wellington with the exception of Friday which will be school based and involve create our own art works.
Galleries which will be visited include: Te Papa, Pataka and the City Gallery.
Get to Know the Hutt Valley
Only a 15 minute drive or train ride from Wellington, the Hutt Valley is home to adventurous activities, a rich culture and heritage, and beautiful scenery, which many people who live in the region have not yet experienced. Don’t be one of them!!!!!
From the Hutt River to the bush-clad hills, the Hutt Valley is home to some of the region’s best walking and mountain bike trails. Add to that the picturesque township of Petone and the gorgeous seaside village of Eastbourne. The area also has an ancient history that includes New Zealand’s first organised settlement and Māori mythology of taniwha. Our week will include visits to Kaitoke National Park, Rivendell, Staglands, Expressions, Pencarrow, Orongomai Marae and The Dowse Art Museum, to name a few…
Learn about the animals of the land, sea and the air, including animals that live right here in the Wellington region. It’s not enough to simply learn about them though, we need to think about what we can do to protect these animals and ensure they are here for many generations to come.
Judo is an exciting, rough and tumble martial art with a world-wide following. Students in this group will receive experienced instruction, learning to roll, fall, throw and grapple in a safe environment
The human body and mind are amazing things and we challenge you to put them to good use.
Each day students will be asked to challenge themselves to complete physical activities that will test different muscles and require different skill sets. In addition to this we will ensure your minds are challenged as well through meeting with different community groups and learning from their expertise.
A Journey Home
A week of local adventures, simple games, resourceful making and storytelling at ease. We will walk places, swim places, create sheltered spaces, collect sticks and stones, carve bones, make our own taonga puoro, sit around fire, lay down under trees, shoot the breeze, rest & read, throw frisbees, play music, tell each other stories and more.
Learn to Surf
- Are you a strong swimmer?
- Do you love the ocean?
- Can you handle deep water?
- Are you keen to try the greatest ocean sport ever?
Then the learn to surf camp is for you! You will get five days of surfing lessons, learn valuable ocean skills, beach safety and loads more. Surfboards, wetsuits and everything else is provided. The surf instructors have trained with Surfing New Zealand (SNZ) whose courses are accredited by the International Surfing Association (ISA) and recognised throughout the world.
- Are you a keen mountain biker? or have you ever had the desire to try it?
- Do you have a taste for adventure?
- Do you have an interest in exploring our wonderful back yard?
If you answered yes, or if we have captured your attention, then during EOTC week come on an exhilarating mountain biking adventure around Wellington! All you need is a bike suitable enough, a helmet (of course) and a keen sense of adventure!
On Location (Film Making)
Do you like making films? If so come and join ‘On Location’, where we will spend the week planning awesome films to film at three cool locations. If you ARE creative and like to make genre films (horror, Sci Fi, Action) then come join the fun!
If you enjoy being in the kitchen you’ll love the chance to plan, shop for, prepare, cook and eat a three course meal. Of course this is just the final step in a fun filled week of learning and trying new foods and techniques.
Want to be a tourist in Wellington? Experience the Wellington Museum, go up the Cable Car and walk through to the Bolton St Cemetery before going to Parliament. Experience the interactive activities at the Hinatore learning centre at Te Papa and visit Government House and Pukeahu. And don’t forget the Zoo!
Twirls and Tumbles
Make your own props for object manipulation (poi and staff) and learn a range of circus related skills such as free-running.
Resolution Bay Camp
Departing on Sunday you travel by ferry and water taxi to this wonderful location in the heart of the Marlborough Sounds. Accommodation is in rustic cabins and activities included are kayaking, camp cooking, bivouac building, bush first aid, tramping, campfires, nightline, swimming, wharf jumping and the possibility of a fishing trip on a commercial fishing boat.
Whanganui River Trip
Travel to Raetihi by minivan before embarking on a three day paddle down the mighty Whanganui River (the only great walk of New Zealand you can do sitting down!) in a Canadian canoe (2 person canoe). Accommodation is in tents (provided by campers) and sees us stopping at camp grounds and Tieke Kainga Marae. Every year this is a memorable trip so make sure you get on board.
Abel Tasman Experience
This beautiful location is home to some amazing adventures. Visit the Ngarua Caves, paddle a waka, walk through the Abel Tasman National Park and enjoy the beaches and the fun activities. Abel Tasman is home to golden sand, crystal clear water, lush green bush and it’s all in the Sunshine capital of New Zealand.