Welcome to our Annual Report
“There is a growing body
of research showing the
physiological, psychological and
social benefits of connecting
with the great outdoors.
POET plays a critical role
in supporting schools to
create experiences safely.”
Rob Hamill POET Board member
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“I found that being outdoors
helped take away the stress
of school life as well as give
me time to admire things
that can’t be found on
social media or any device”
Melville High School student 2017
To the right are few short stories that will give a little more personal insight into some of our people
If you’re keen to see what we all look like and know a bit more about the whole team, click on the arrow below
“Students at all levels but
particularly Years 9, 10 and 13
have reported the development
of a sense of family and a sense
community amongst our student
body….this being a direct linkage”
with the POET programme.”
Ian Ferguson Principal Forest View High School Tokoroa
In 2017 – both strategically and operationally. Funding makes
us function, so believe it’s really important to spend it wisely.
Click here for the consolidated accounts
- Our annual running costs 12%
- Average number of Year 9’s attending camps 89%
- Teacher facilitated camps 100%
“Their staff are outstanding with
excellent specialist knowledge
that has allowed the development
of camps that are designed to
offer leadership, team building
and outdoor experience.”
Doug Black Principal Paeroa College
Its important to reflect on and acknowledge the massive contribution that sponsors, funders and supporters make to our organisation.
We all recognise the importance of enabling our young people to access the outdoors and all that it brings. While our annual report highlights our 2017 support, 2018 already see’s further new partnerships developing with Pak’nSave Mill Street and First Credit Union.
See below for all of our valued sponsor’s logos.
Thanks for your wonderful support over the years.
Gregg, you and your team have been with us from the beginning – literally 10,000’s of nights camping in your tents!!
Thanks for coming on board in 2017 !
“I am a strong believer that
there is much more to learn
from the world than what
you read in a text book”
Emma Burke POET Board member
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