Waitākere College

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On Sunday the 25th September Waitākere BMX is hosting a Family Open Day from 10.30am through to 1.30pm. Come on down and give BMX a go in a fun and family-friendly environment.

EVENTS ON THE DAY; Learn BMX Basics - Demos - Try the Gates - Our Burger Bar will be open.

WHAT TO BRING Bring along your bike if you have one: BMX, Balance, Mountain all welcome. Make sure you have appropriate protection: Long Pants, Long Top, Shoes, Full Fingered Gloves & a Helmet (preferably full face).

A limited number of Race Bikes & Full Face Helmets and Gloves are available to try on the day. 103 Glen Road Ranui.

Upcoming Fully Funded Outward Bound Adapted Courses
Outward Bound Nz Adapted Courses 2023

Outward Bound runs Adapted courses for secondary school students with physical and
intellectual disabilities. 

To find out more, including participant requirements, see www.outwardbound.co.nz/adpated or contact Leonie King: Email: [email protected]
DDI: 04 282 1090 Freephone: 0800 688 927

Aikido Dojo

AkidoOffering quality Aikido Lessons at Waitematā Rugby Football Club, 96 Swanson Road.

Classes are Monday 6:30pm and Wednesday 6:30pm. Black belt Instructors. No uniform is needed to start. Just bring yourself and some loose clothes. The cost is $40 per month and we have family discounts. First lesson free! You can check us out on Facebook  or call/text 021335020, email [email protected] See you on the Mat!

Applications for the 2023 Youth Search and Rescue program

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 Registrations now open for 14 to 16-year-old students (14 yrs by 1 February 2023). Applications close 30 September 2022. We would be grateful if you could share this information with your students and parents.

Youth Search and Rescue is a 3-year program which involves weekly classroom styled learning followed by weekend adventure-based education in the outdoors to implement the new skills gained. We train, mentor and develop our rangatahi to become New Zealand's next generation of Search and Rescue and Emergency Management volunteers. 

Students Gain

  • Outdoor education skills, survival, leadership and team capability and confidence  
  • •STEM competencies and NZQA qualifications to complement in-classroom learning  
  • •Opportunity for community engagement and contribution – either voluntary or career  
  • •Achievement of the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards   
  • •Advanced environmental sustainability and flora and fauna awareness.  
  • More information and the application forms can be found on our website www.YSAR.nz.