2024 ENROLMENTS: Please contact the School Office for enrolment information and to book an enrolment interview: 06 831 0180


Learn outside the classroom

At William Colenso 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.

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

Below is an indication of the activities that are on offer each term for Outdoor Education at William Colenso College.  These activities may differ due to student interest, class level/age group, weather, and programme changes.  Please seek an updated programme nearer to your visit.

Term One Term Two

Canadian Canoeing (Waka Kaatao Huka)
Waka Ama
Whitewater Kayaking
Sea Kayaking


Rock Climbing & Abseiling
High Ropes
Tramping (Hiking)

Term Three Term Four
Tramping (Hiking)
Rock Climbing & Abseiling
Mountain Biking and/or Cycle
Survival Training
Adventure Camps
Waka Ama

International Contact Information

For all questions please contact International Director Laura Jackson
Phone: +64 06 831 0180
Email: laura.jackson@colenso.school.nz