Outdoor Education & Adventure For You

We live in an amazing part of the world and the college makes full use of Taupō’s diverse and wonderful natural environment to provide a safe, enjoyable and challenging learning experience in the outdoors.

Students can gain qualifications based on some of the world’s most exhilarating outdoor experiences.
At Taupō College, we recognise that building confidence is a thrill and it’s worth the effort to be challenged physically and mentally to develop confidence and leadership skills.

Extra opportunities for you!
As an International student at Taupo College, we will give you a lot of opportunities to explore the great outdoors elsewhere in New Zealand. Whatever your year group you will get the chance to join all our outdoor education trips away. For example if you are a year 11 student, you will be invited to go on year 12 expeditions. Our very enthusiastic outdoor education teacher is keen to let you experience all the great outdoor adventures the school has to offer.

Between term 1 and term 2, we offer our students a four day surf camp in Whangamata, and all students are welcome to join the year 10 expeditions in term 4, either as a leader or a participant.
During the exam period we also offer you a 2 week end of year programme.

Your Safety
Safety is paramount. Taupō College is one of a select group of schools that belongs to Outdoor Education New Zealand and risk management is key. www.outdoorednz.co.nz


Sports offered by our school

Term 1
School athletics day
Triathlon, swimming, and athletics Cricket (boys and girls)
Volleyball – senior students
Trials for winter sports teams
Rowing and sailing
Waka Ama
Clay Target Shooting
Term 2
School Swimming sports day
Triathlon, swimming, duathlon, cycling, cross country opportunities
Winter season commences – netball, rugby, hockey, football
Clay target shooting
Term 3
All winter sports continue
More cycling and mountain biking Snowboarding and skiing
Volleyball training starts
Term 4
Volleyball – junior students Cricket (boys and girls) Rowing and sailing
Touch Rugby
Year Round
Taupo has a lot of vibrant sport clubs who are offering sports throughout the year:
Martial arts, swimming, cycling, running, mountain biking, squash, golf, dance, horse riding, sailing, triathlon, tennis and lots more.