Tama Tū, Tama Ora by PNBHS

Tama Tū, Tama Ora (Stand Up, Be Counted) 12-day Programme Is back in 2021

Tama Tū, Tama Ora is a partnership programme offered by Makahika Outdoor Pursuit Centre and Palmerston North Boys’ High School. This programme will place year 10 students into an outdoor environment, in which carefully managed situations will mentally and physically challenge them.

They will be encouraged and mentored to develop those skills required to meet the many and varied challenges facing young people today. In doing so they will be provided with opportunities and guidance to help them develop personal and group leadership skills.

Throughout the programme their behaviour and decision making will be guided by the characteristics of the environment and by the Palmerston North Boys’ High School values of courage, humility, industry, integrity, pride and respect.

Aim: To develop character through challenging young men in an outdoors environment.

Selection: Year 10 students are selected by way of application process.  Please register expressions of interest with the Leadership Director, Mr. Anthony Lobb: lobba@pnbhs.school.nz 

Programme: Day 1: Depart PNBHS for Denton Road, Levin and walk Arapaepae to Makahika bush hut. Introduction to ‘Rockology’

Day 2-5: Orientation, Bush Craft, Map Reading, Navigation, Single day tramps, Survival.

Day 6: Overnight SOLO challenge.

Day 7: Makahika Lodge.

Day 8: Journey planning and preparation.

Day 9-11: 72 Hour Three Peaks Challenge.

Day 12: Formal debrief. Morning tea with staff and parents. Students depart with parents.

Why: Experiential Learning, (challenge, mastery and success) develops self-awareness, character and personal confidence. This philosophy is supported at Makahika through the provision of activities and a range of experiences facilitated by qualified and passionate instructors.

Self-awareness is developed when new perspectives are gained in unfamiliar environments. This forms levels of anxiety for the participants as well as the creation of the perception of risk.

Character then develops with core values as its backbone. Character is best developed in situations where discomfort (both physical and mental), adverse conditions and consequences of actions are ‘real’ and involve mitigated risks.

Dates: Monday, 28 June to Friday, 9 July 2021

Venue: Makahika Outdoor Pursuit Centre, 865 Gladstone Road, Levin (www.makahika.co.nz). The Centre is located between Palmerston North and Wellington, only 12 minutes from the centre of Levin.

Owners, John & Sally Duxfield operate Makahika Outdoor. They can be contacted on (06) 367 8438 or by way of an e-mail to director@makahika.co.nz should you have any enquiries or wish to arrange a visit.