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Sport 2017

GOALS

- Provide students with opportunities to learn outside the classroom,     in all curriculum areas;
- Promote appreciation of our heritages – local, national and global;
- Increase students’ awareness and understanding of the traditions         and values of their own, the tangata whenua and other cultural        groups;
- Increase students’ understanding of different perspectives on land,    natural resources and the environment, and of the need for  conservation management;
- Provide students with opportunities for enjoyment, adventure and    challenge, both close to home and far away;
- Provide students with opportunities to enhance spiritual, physical  and mental well-being through uplifting experiences in a natural  environment;
- Develop students’ skills so they can move with confidence and safety  in urban, rural, and wilderness settings;
- Help students develop respect for themselves and others, by  providing them with opportunities for personal and social  development;
- Enable students to take increased responsibility for their own  development and to regard learning as enjoyable, continuous, and  lifelong;
- Provide students with opportunities to develop in many diverse  ways.


EOTC OUTCOMES
In the course of their EOTC experiences, students will gain new knowledge and under-standings, skills and abilities, and attitudes, as well as building on those they already have.


KNOWLEDGE & UNDERSTANDINGS
- Knowledge of the world;
- Knowledge of culture and traditions;
- Aesthetic awareness;
- Awareness and understanding of issues for tangata whenua and    other cultural groups;
- Awareness of environmental issues;
- Knowledge of how outdoor activities can benefit personal fitness,
  health and spiritual well-being;
- Knowledge and understanding of safe practices in the outdoors;
- Awareness of recreational opportunities;
- Awareness that all aspects of learning are interrelated;
- Specific new knowledge, for example, knowing the names of some
  animals after a zoo visit, or how to respond after being welcomed
  onto a marae.


SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Make decisions;
- Solve problems;
- Take responsibility for self and others;
- Evaluate their own learning;
- Apply learning to new situations;
- Develop independence and interdependence;
- Work as team members;
- Maintain good relationships with family, peers and others, as well as  many  more specific skills related to their particular EOTC  experiences.


ATTITUDES
- Enjoying the challenge and excitement of new experiences;
- Having self-esteem and the confidence that goes with it;
- Having the motivation to learn;
- Being sensitive to, and positive about, issues for tangata whenua and  other cultural groups;
- Being sensitive to, and positive about, environmental issues;
- Sensitivity to, and respect for, the strengths and weaknesses of self  and others;
- Readiness for major steps – starting school, moving to a new school,
  starting tertiary education and starting work.