Highs & Lows

One of the activities supported on POET camps are high and low ropes.  So why do we use high ropes in programs? Our programs use adventurous activities to create a progression of challenges that ask students to both push themselves personally and work together as a...

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Play Outdoors

Hi, we're Dan and Nicky from Playcreative. We’ve both grown up in nature, just slightly different forms of nature, due to our super active and adventurous families; Dan grew up riding mountain bike trails almost before he could walk, and Nicky grew up on and around...

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Our People: Emma

Hi I’m Emma and I am a POET board member. I was born and raised in the UK, spending most of my time in east Lincolnshire. I was very fortunate to learn how to ride horses when I was 4 years old and looked after my own pony by the time I was 5. This took a huge...

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Camp Wrap Up #1

So what happened to February being the hottest, driest month?!   It is about the mid-point in term one, and time is flying by.   We have had camps out in Raglan, Mangakino, Karapiro, Karangahake, Pauanui, Ohope and everywhere in between. Lots of events were planned...

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People & Planet first

Each year we present our POET senior school student leaders with a leader T-shirt which helps identify them while they’re working on camp and is something they can take away and use throughout their school year and beyond. In the past we’ve provided standard,...

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Our People: Karen

Hi I'm Karen and work at POET managing the day to day operations.  I grew up in rural Waikato, the eldest of four children. My family weren’t overly strict, but there were certainly rules at home and being outside meant freedom. We would often pack food and leave home...

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