Education Outside of the Classroom

Here at Burnside Primary School we try and engage the children in learning opportunities outside the classroom. Our philosophy is based around providing a real world context for learning so children can make connections with different environments. This gives our akonga (learners) a rich and inspiring opportunity to investigate, enquire and learn.


Our education outside the classroom programmes include:


  • Year 5 and Year 6 Camps - Hanmer Springs Camps and Wainui Camps


  • Christchurch City Council LEOTC Programmes


  • Farm Visits


  • Natural waterway restoration projects, including riparian planting and water monitoring


  • History/Social Science day trips to visit museums and galleries


  • Fishing Trip to The Groynes