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Electives 2021

APW 1 & APW 2 (Absolutely Positively Wellington)

Mr Price, Mr Berthelsen, Miss Hartnell, Mr Mansfield - $125

Grab the opportunity to experience a range of action-packed challenges that our capital city has to offer.

Body Shop

Mrs Dunn & Ms Herbert - $60

Do you fancy making your own products – soap, shampoo, moisturiser, lip balm, moustache and  beard balm, sun block, etc.? Then come and join us in the Body Shop elective. It’s great fun, and great learning, including understanding some chemical reactions. You take home the products that you have made. You get to package them too. Great for Christmas gifts.

Dances of Asia

Miss Williams - Free

Passionate about dance? Want to expand your horizons? How about trying out the colourful high-energy stylings of Bollywood? Or the graceful flows of Chinese fan-dance? Or maybe the sassy steps of K-Pop? Every morning you will have a lesson in a different style of Asian dance with an instructor, and in the afternoon put it into your own choreography. A generous grant from the Asia New Zealand Foundation means you get five sessions with professional dance instructors for free!


Matua Sean & Miss Fa’alogo - Free

Do you like comic books, trading cards, anime, or gaming? Well, have I got the elective for you! In EPIC we will be watching Marvel while creating comic books. Bring along your trading cards on Tuesday or why not make your own. Learn how to draw your favourite anime while our shows are running in the background. Then on Friday, we come together to jam some FIFA, Mario Kart, and much more.

Football Academy

Mr Morris & Mr Bailey - $25

A week of futsal-type games, skills sessions, and a couple of football-based outings.

For the Love of Horses

Ms Stanley - $125

We will spend this incredible week at the Wellington Indoor Riding School.  Time will be spent learning the basics of groundwork, along with tacking up, mounting, and basic horse care. This will progress to riding lessons, finishing the week with a fun activity on Friday. This is an awesome chance to spend time with these amazing creatures. Students will be grouped for lessons, allowing us to cater to students who already have previous riding experience, along with those who have never sat on a horse before.

Get Crafty!

Miss Mark - $30

Unleash your inner creative passions and skills in this elective through hands-on craft projects! We will make a range of mini crafts like dream catchers, keyrings, pom poms, felt material stuffed animals, paint personalized decor, bath bombs, and more!

Golf Academy

Mr Wright - $120

Week-long golfing experience. Learning the intricacies of the game from driving, iron play, wedge play and putting. You will get professional coaching and get to play at Boulcott’s Farm Heritage Golf Club.

Mini Musical

Miss Carroll - $45
Become a triple threat with singing, dancing, and acting. This is your opportunity to take the stage and perform an array of songs in a mini-musical production. Taken by two of Wellington’s famous performers Katie Morton and Imogen Prossor (Wizz Theatre Academy), there will be the opportunity to rehearse a musical and then perform it at the end of this exciting and fun-packed week!

Mountain Biking

Whaea Harriet - $60 max (may be less)

Do you wanna have a wheelie good time? Legs spinning, heart racing, shredding down the hill. Come and join me in spending the week exploring the different mountain biking trails around Whanaganui-ā-tara. Shuttles up Dirt Farm, learning how to build a track, mechanic skills, practicing skills on pump tracks and a whole lot of downhill madness will make this week truly unreal. It will be a wheelie good time! Prerequisites: because of health and safety reasons, students who sign up must be experienced mountain bikers (grade 3+) with their own mountain bikes and helmets.

Out and About

Miss McKenzie & Mrs de Groot-McKenzie - $100
A week of MACalicious experiences! Get to know the sisters in the flesh as they take you out and about experiencing many good Wellingtonian vibes. Think swimming, Wellington Zoo, beach missions, and lawn bowls to name a few. Come along for a jam-packed week of fun. You deserve it!!!!

Party & Event Planning

Whaea Bridget & Mrs Dowman - $20

Do you like planning and hosting parties and events? In this elective, you will spend a session in the art room making invites, and decorations… and a session in the food room making food for the event. In the afternoon we will host the event or party.

Point and Shoot

Mr Hawea - $50
I love taking photos, so come and join me. This is a photojournalism week-long inquiry.  This will excite you, challenge you, and get you to dig deeper into expression through photography and possibly sharing someone’s story. Photography tips, questioning like a journalist, and learning a deeper appreciation for other people will be explored. There will be a photo hunt along the waterfront (weather permitting), scattered with Minute to Win It team building games, along with a lot of enjoyment around photography and journalism communications.

Polymer Clay Making and Crafts

Sue Collins - $50

Do you like creating cute miniature plants, food or objects from playdough or clay? Come and enjoy designing and creating beautiful and quirky polymer clay items. There will be other arts and crafts available for you to create and play around with! Make a special Christmas present for someone this year!

Science Lab

Miss Allan & Miss Edge - $60
Do you want to be a zoologist, osteologist, or astronomist for the week? Are you curious about the chemistry of sweet treats? Ever wondered what is really living in Khandallah Park stream? Activate your scientific mind as we explore the marvelous world around us through a range of practical activities and experiences!

Stay & Play - Board Games

Mr Johnston & Mr Boekhorst - Free
Board Games have come a long way since Monopoly and Cluedo. Come along to this elective to experience a huge range of game styles and experiences. Settle the island of Catan, Fight other submarines in Captain Sonar, find the imposter among us in Resistance and Fake Artist, or fight off 4 deadly viruses in Pandemic (too real?). You’ll learn new games, try out different strategies, meet new people and you may even find your new favourite game!

Superhero Training Camp

Miss Howie & Mr Steele - $110

Have you got what it takes to be a superhero? Can you climb and jump to great heights like Spiderman? Can you aim accurately like Batman? Dodge and battle in an arena like the warrior Wonderwoman? Have speed and endurance like Dash Incredible? Prove your limitless skills to us in the ultimate elective.

Surf & Skate

Miss Westlake & Mr Porteous - $120
Keen to spend a week catching waves or picking up new skateboarding skills? Then this is the elective for you! Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience, we’ve got an action-packed week planned including surf lessons, a surf lifesaving day, and skateboarding sessions at school!


Mr Martin & Miss Mollison - $100
This Elective will be Epic!! You will be off-site for the majority of the week as we take trips to all the major water parks in the Wellington region where we will be wave riding, Tarzan swinging, high diving, inflatable jumping, and hydro sliding.

Writers’ Retreat

Mrs LP - $25

A chance for aspiring authors, playwrights, and poets to explore different genres and ideas. Explore the must-see sights for book-lovers in Wellington – Katherine Mansfield House, the literature sculptures on the waterfront. Visit a theatre and meet a playwright. This is your chance to learn, to challenge, and to be inspired.