Taking it Outdoors with POET
About Our Work
Perry Outdoor Education Trust equips schools in low socio-economic communities to develop young people using outdoor education experiences.
For many of my students, the opportunities that are provided are a first and encourage them to continue to strive to expand their horizons.
-Principal, Ngaruawahia High School
POET Year By Year
what we do
POET Programme Coordinators work alongside school staff
In The Field
POET Programme Coordinators work alongside teachers
A defining principle in our programme is teacher facilitation
Our Latest Blog Posts
Hamilton Tramping Club
In today's blog post, we are showcasing a local group - Hamilton Tramping Club who, alongside their passion for getting outdoors, have also recently stepped up and supported our work. Hamilton Tramping Club is a small, friendly Club which has been tramping around New...
Doing The Hard Mahi
Ngā mihi nui ki a koe to our amazing School Coordinators. To honour their hard mahi as part of our POET whanau, we are including a blurb of each of our School Coordinators on our website. Check them out here. Our School Coordinators are dedicated educators with a...
Covid & POET Camps
During this time, where lockdowns and uncertainty around COVID-19 can have a negative impact on mental health, wellbeing is essential. For youth, getting outdoors, exercising, and engaging in fun, meaningful activities with their peers is more important than ever. The...
Treaty of Waitangi
Perry Outdoor Education Trust recognises that the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi is a founding document of New Zealand.
We thank POET for enabling us to invest in our students. Building their confidence, social and emotional capital will ensure that they will be better citizens of tomorrow
-Principal, Melville High School