Newsletter, Week 2, Term 1 2023

Kia ora koutou BDS whānau,                                                                  Week 2, Term 1, 2023   We have had a wonderful start to

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Announcement : 

SchooI Board Parent Election 2022 – nominations close on Wednesday 3 August at 12 noon. Election day is Wednesday 7 September. Please follow this link for more information:

EOTC (Education Outside the Classroom)

Not all learning takes place within the classroom, and school trips and camps offer valuable learning experiences, as well as opportunities to develop social skills. School trips help link class lessons to real life experiences, and adds deep relevance and engagement to curriculum learning.

For Senior students, our school camps (Camp Adair in Year 5, and Camp Bentzon in Year 6) provide new experiences and challenges which extend learning and important social and emotional skills. These camps are a highlight of senior school and are looked forward to and remembered for many years.


Year 5 – Camp Adair

Year 5 students visit Camp Adair each year. They are challenged in teams as well as individually and return to school with a whole new set of skills! Have a look at the 2019 camp video for some idea of what we do at Camp Adair…


Year 6 – Camp Bentzon

The highlight of the year for our Year 6 students is going to Camp Bentzon located on beautiful Kawau Island. An information meeting is held for parents which covers what you need to know including the various activities the students will take part in, and requirements and arrangements (food, travel etc) for camp.



Camp adventures – 2019