Outside the Classroom

Boys Camp

Camps are one of the great features of our school calendar.

All students during their time at the College will partake in a camping experience with their peers. During this time the students connect with the outdoor world are provided the opportunity to build their confidence, independence, and experience some learning outside the classroom.

Boys Program

Raising the young men’s consciousness about the transition from boyhood to being a man.

The St Thomas of Canterbury College year 10 “Rite Journey” boys programme is designed to support the development of self-aware, socially just, responsible, respectful, resilient and worldly adults.
Throughout the “ Rite Journey” students explore and discover connections, communication, challenges and celebration. It links extremely well with the schools Edmund rice philosophy; of having an Educated heart and educated mind.

During this time the students connect with the outdoor world are provided the opportunity to build their confidence, independence, and experience some learning outside the classroom.

Outdoor Learning

Designed to develop the student’s self-confidence, communication, perseverance and education in an outdoor environment.

The course involves tramping, mountain biking, completing the Otago Rail Trail, orienteering, camping and first aid.

Outdoor Education provides the students with the opportunities to develop personal and social skills to become active, safe and skilled in the outdoors, and to protect and care for the environment. This course has been set up by the Physical Education Department for students who are interested in outdoor recreation. It will be a Unit Standard based course (Level 2 credits) which caters for students who are practical minded.