Below are just a few of the outside the classroom opportunities offered to students at Northland schools…
School camp is an important rite of passage for kiwi kids and an especially unique experience for international students. Large groups of students packup and head to a Northland camp ground, usually near the beach with teachers and a handful of parent volunteers for up to a week. They sleep in tents they have put up themselves, make their own meals, hang out at the beach and do a lot of fun activities they might never experience in their home countries. For a lot of students, it is one of the highlights of their time in Northland and also a great chance to make new friends.
Most high schools offer senior students the opportunity to attend the school ball. The ball is usually themed and the venue decorated, catered and setup for a night of dancing and fun. Students get the chance to dress up in formal clothing with boys in suits and ties and girls with special attention to hair and makeup. Photos are also a big part of the night, both at home and at the venue with photo booths and special arches setup.