Education Outside the Classroom
Field trips, overseas and sports exchanges and community projects are a vital part of the learning process.
At Marsden we make sure that students get the chance to experience a wide range of activities in the world "outside the classroom."
Some of these include:
- Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award
- Sports Exchanges with other schools
- Community Projects
- Visits to local landmarks
- Outings around Wellington
- Year 7 Take Action for Water
- Year 8 Camp to Richmond, Nelson
- Year 10 Camp to the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre
- Year 12 Geography Field Trip to Tongariro
- Year 13 Geography trip to Rotorua
- Tournament Week and National Sporting events
- Toin Exchange to Japan
- Get2Go Challenge
- Year 8 William Pike Challenge
- Year 6 Camp Palm Grove
- Primary EOTC trips include Learning to Sail, Trout Fishing, boat trip to Matiu Somes Island
Prior to COVID, Marsden offered a number of international trips, including service trips which enhance our students’ educational experience.
These trips are not a required part of the curriculum and are entirely optional but nevertheless are an invaluable way of learning. An international school trip is very different from a family holiday, requiring a high level of commitment to learning, curiosity, engagement, a willingness to try new experiences, co-operation, self-management and resilience.
School trips are highly organised with very little down time for relaxation. They offer a full-on and unforgettable experience. We hope to bring them back when it is safe to do so.