Perry Outdoor Education Trust
A Word From Our Chair
The 2018-19 year has been another busy one for POET. With 10 schools and 162 professional development days for our teachers, Donald, Gemma and Karen have had their hands full.
POET experiences take place
close to home, are low cost
and help build connections
between students, their
local environments and
Who we worked with
Te Kauwhata College
Forest View High
Hamilton Jnr High
I find the value of Outdoor Education
crucial for students’ learning throughout
their time at school. The opportunities and
experiences that a young person can have
with the outdoors helps them to develop
as a human being.
Perry Outdoor Education Trust delivers teacher training to support teachers to deliver quality outdoor education programmes.
To grow confidence, knowledge and
understanding in education outside
the classroom, I have found it very
valuable to attend POET led
A Fresh Look
We have refreshed our brand to better reflect our history and to represent the way that we want to work with our young people.
Our new Trustee & Patron
It is a privilege to be involved with Perry’s Outdoor Education Trust. In 35 years as an educator I have always been a passionate advocate of outdoor education.
The outdoors experience has been the driving force in my life, especially following a life changing experience at 15 years old.
Attending Year 13 camp was a
really fun experience for me;
doing activities while being
surrounded by my fellow peers has
helped me to gain better trust and
stronger relationships with them
in the outdoors
-Jadon Leslie, student
Funding makes us function, both strategically and operationally so we believe it’s really important to spend wisely. We respect the trust our supporters have in us and we endeavour to maintain the highest standards of transparency and accountability.
Click here for the 2018 consolidated accounts
- Our annual running costs 12% 12%
- Direct school partnership contributions 41% 41%
- Income from commercial sponsorship 17% 17%
What They Say
Tarawera High School
Outdoor skills open up new possibilities and careers for our students. They can learn to respect nature and see how our interactions change the environment. Some students are not strong at written subjects however can show excellence through the outdoors. Leadership skills get developed through challenging situations. Group dynamics change and students learn the important art of communication.
The outdoors is a great place for us all to come together on the same level. Without the support of POET we would not be able to provide these opportunities.
Forest View High School
Every school year, Forest View High School are fortunate enough to work with POET. At Year 10 camp, POET have a more adventurous take on the outdoors with helping students with life skills in the bush, kitchen and around Lake Okatina, kayaking and tramping. Students are also lucky enough to learn about our environment that we live around.
Year 13 Camp was based on citizenship. Here, the aim was to build a stronger bond and remind ourselves of having ‘INTEGRITY’. We also learnt about what life would be like after high school and what reality may be. Personally, I was very fortunate to work alongside Gemma and Donald and they helped me broaden my leadership skills. Forest View High School are very grateful and appreciative for POET and all that they do for our school and students.
Our Favourite Posts
I believe that many of the
schools which POET supports
would not have otherwise had
these opportunities and
experiences of learning in
-Jessica Ensing, student
What our sponsors say
I believe school camps are some of the most memorable events during your school life. It’s great to be helping, even in a small way, continue giving children the opportunity to create these memories. There’s nothing like the outdoors to learn about the benefits of taking some risks and understanding more about yourself and those around you.
– Pak n Save Mill St
First Credit Union believes it is so important for young people to experience Outdoor Education. With an increasing usage of technology and social media being outdoors encourages them to enjoy adventure and appreciate the amazing environment we live in. They have the opportunity to gain so many skills such as teamwork, communication and resilience and can also gain a new self-confidence from these experiences. The benefits of these adventures can be taken back into their everyday lives and communities.
– First Credit Union