Year 13 Mountain Trip
As part of the Year 13 programme at Palmerston North Boys' High School, all Year 13 students (apart from the Crest to Crest students) are expected to attend the annual Year 13 Mountain Trip. This camp is an important outdoor education component of the school programme and will be held from 12-16 February 2024.
The aim of the camp is threefold:
- To provide a physical challenge
- To use the National Park environment and community life to aid social development.
- To use the physical and biological features of this area to reinforce academic skills.
Students will be accommodated in nine 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 2023 (week 3).
The cost of the trip for 2024 is $375.
Year 13 Mountain Trip Photos - 2021