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Perry Outdoor Education Trust



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Perry Outdoor Education Trust equips schools in low socio-economic communities to develop young people using outdoor education experiences.

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Perry Outdoor Education Trust delivers training to provide teachers with the skills to deliver quality outdoor education programmes.

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

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Thank you to everyone that came along & supported us at the NZ Mountain Film Festival last night - a big shout out to all the amazing event sponsors that made it possible - Lodge Real Estate, PAK ‘n SAVE Mill Street, Trek 'n' Travel, Outfitters, Three Peaks Manuka Honey, Podium Lodge - Cambridge NZ, Extreme Edge Rock Climbing Hamilton, Raglan Rock and Hospice Waikato ... See MoreSee Less

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Rain doesn’t stop the learning @ Waharau Regional Park. ... See MoreSee Less

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I'm warm and dry in the office - good on you guys

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Hey thanks to Outfitters and Rab NZ we've got a colourful display of the coolest gear! Studio 386 Screenprint did a great job adding our new logo transfers too. ... See MoreSee Less

Hey thanks to Outfitters and Rab NZ weve got a colourful display of the coolest gear!  Studio 386 Screenprint did a great job adding our new logo transfers too.Image attachment
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POET Programme Coordinators work alongside school staff

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POET Programme Coordinators work alongside teachers

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A defining principle in our programme is teacher facilitation

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As a non profit organisation there is always a list of 'need to haves' and 'nice to haves'.  Purchasing any big ticket item often involves a lot of angst;  should we invest in a high quality item for the future or just make do with what we have?  Are we making the...

Five Things

We've been lucky with mild weather for camps this year, but winter is on its way and we're definitely starting to feel the days closing in. When you’re cosying up indoors in the evening, check out these links from around the web: This short video is about the growth...

Our People: Gemma

One of the things we really enjoy about our 'people' blog posts is that along with the reader, we also get to know the people we work with better! This week we are sharing the words of Gemma, one of our POET Programme Coordinators: I’m a first generation New Zealander...

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

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