Education Outside the Classroom

We learn everywhere we go

Apart from regular field trips to our own pieces of paradise e.g. Rocky Shore, Lake Brunner, Brunner Mine, Shantytown, Porter Heights Ski field, Grey Main School has a comprehensive Education Outside the Classroom programme beginning at year 3 with an overnight stay within a half an hour drive from our school. 

The programme progresses over the next 6 years in length of stay, difficulty of challenges, areas of study and distance concluding with a 5 day camp to the Marlborough Sounds.

Our students also visit Christchurch and Nelson for overnight stays when participating in competitions such as Cantamaths, Kids Lit Quiz, Choir, Kapahaka Festivals.

Grey Main School – EOTC Programme

The aim of Outdoor Education experiences at Grey Main is to ensure a variety of experiences outside the classroom, either from camps and / or one day excursions.

Level 2

Year 3 / Year 4           

(Even) Shantytown or Moana            1 night / 2 days

(Odd)   Hokitika or Punakaiki              1 night / 2 days

Theme:  Environment/Experience

Level 3

Year 5 / Year 6

(Even)  Westport                                 2 nights / 3 days

(Odd)   Arthurs Pass                            2 nights / 3 days

Theme:  Adventure

Year 6             

(Even) Porters Pass                             1 day

(Odd) Porter Heights                          1 day

Theme:  Adventure safety

Level 4

Year 7 / Year 8

(Even)  Curious Cove                           4 nights / 5 days

Theme:  Adventure/Water Safety

 (Odd) Hanmer Springs                      2 nights / 3 days

Theme:  Adventure/Winter Safety

Year 7 / 8                   

(Even) Porter Heights                         1 day

(Odd) Porter Heights                          1 day

Theme:  Adventure safety