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  • Year 13 Mountain Trip

    Year 13 Mountain Trip

    As part of the Year 13 programme at Palmerston North Boys' High School, all Year 13 students who are studying NCEA Level Three subjects in 2016 will attend the annual Year 13 Mountain Trip.  This camp is an important outdoor education component of the school programme and will be held from Monday 13th February until Friday 17th February 2017.

    The aim of the camp is threefold:

    1. To provide a physical challenge
    2. To use the National Park environment and community life to aid social development.
    3. To use the physical and biological features of this area to reinforce academic skills.                                       

    Students will be accommodated in eight lodges at the Top o' the Bruce on Mt Ruapehu.  Each student will share in the daily running of the lodge, including all domestic duties and cooking.

    The final programme for this camp is dependent on the weather, however students may complete a team building and leadership day at Waiouru Army Camp, a tramp to the Summit of Mt Ruapehu (or a similar tramp), and the Tongariro Crossing.  Geography students will also complete exercises to aid in their Geographical studies. Sport and Exercise students will also complete exercises.

    Students need to organise suitable clothing for this camp.  This includes a 100% waterproof raincoat, polypropylene top and bottoms, gloves and suitable footwear.  This clothing must be organized well in advance as the Mountain Trip takes place in the second full week of school in 2017. 

    The cost of the trip for 2017 is $225. Please note, depending on numbers returning in 2017, additional eligibility criteria may need to be introduced.

    Year 13 Mountain Trip Photos - 2015








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