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Education Outside the Classroom

Getting outta class on a virtual field trip

Virtual field trips allow your students to explore and experience many places and events that they couldn’t otherwise access. Whether your class is studying Māori culture, Antarctica, or the life of a ballerina, there is a virtual trip to get your students up close to the action.

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International school trips: worth the hassle?

Choosing the right destination, creating the itinerary, organising fundraisers, hosting parent information evenings - yes, overseas educational tours are a lot of work. But ask any student - or teacher - who has been on one and they will tell you what an exceptional experience it was.

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Bringing the wider world into your school

These days, schools open their doors to all sorts of wonderful and exciting visitors - authors, illustrators, All Blacks, singers and emergency workers to name but a few. And it can be a lot more simple - and economical - than taking students out on a trip.

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Using community connections to raise resilient kids

Excessive use of technology can cause us to disconnect from ourselves, from knowing who we are and how to relate to those around us. Given that we cannot stem the digital tide, it has become increasingly important to be mindful about making and maintaining physical connections.

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Broadening their horizons with overseas trips

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Travelling overseas to broaden our horizons, otherwise known as the 'big OE', has been an integral part of Kiwis' lives for decades, with thousands of young New Zealanders in their late teens and early 20s setting off to discover the world...

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