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Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC)

Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) is an important part of the Scots curriculum. Taking students outside away from the city and allowing them to discover and learn through their time in the outdoors is an essential part of our All-Round education.

Junior School (Years 1-6)

The Junior School EOTC experience offers students a chance to gain new knowledge and understanding, skills and abilities, and attitudes, as well as building on those they already have. During the school year, all year groups will move away from the classroom environment at different times to undertake day trips, related to the current Unit of Inquiry, as well as being involved in overnight stays away from home that ask them to become increasingly independent and self-sufficient.

Years 1-3 – Range of activities around Wellington (Year 2 and 3 will stay overnight at school)
Year 4 – Camp Kaitoke
Year 5 – Camp Wainui
Year 6 – Camp Raukawa

Middle and Senior Schools

During the first term, all year groups will move away from the classroom environment for an entire week. Staff will also be off timetable and will join the students on camp and can benefit from the experiential learning as well as building stronger relationships with the students.

College students will experience overnight and week-long camps in the different natural environments that New Zealand is rich in. We offer them a taste and hopefully a love for the outdoors, along with the confidence and skills necessary to tackle new situations and challenges put in front of them.

Education Outside The Classroom (EOTC) Week is where all Year 7-13 students get the opportunity to discover and learn through time outdoors. This is a valued part of the Scots curriculum and an essential part of the All-Round education. Each year group visits a different location where they will get the opportunity to have a go at new experiences and challenge their strengths.

Year 7 – Wellington and overnight at Mt Bruce (Culture & Identity)
Year 8 – Makahika Outdoor Pursuits, Levin
Year 9 – Lake Rotoiti
Year 10 – Whanganui River Raft (Action & Adventure) or Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award Queen Charlotte Walk
Year 11 – Wellington, NZIS, NZ School of Tourism & NZMA (Future Pathways)
Year 12 – Tongariro National Park OPC, Great Barrier Island OPC, Taihape Farm, TRIYA Sailing Wellington, or Raglan Rock Adventure (Leadership)
Year 13 – Wellington (Future-Focussed skills and Citizenship) or Rotorua Business/Geo Trip

EOTC Week is a compulsory part of the school curriculum. Anyone who cannot attend for any reason must first receive permission from their Principal well before the event.