Engaged & Empowered Young People

Perry Outdoor Education Trust



About Us
Taking it Outdoors with POET

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About Our Work

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

Professional Development

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

Annual Reports

POET Year By Year

Outdoor Education Annual Report
what we do

Our Work

In Schools

POET Programme Coordinators work alongside school staff

In The Field

POET Programme Coordinators work alongside teachers

Professional Learning

A defining principle in our programme is teacher facilitation

Good Reads

Our Latest Blog Posts

Hamilton Tramping Club

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

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

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...

Our Commitment

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

Committed to NZ Youth

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