We aim to expose our students to as many authentic learning experiences as we can within our financial constraints. The students enjoy going for walks on the beach – often these are times when staff learn most about our students. Students feel free to open up in a less formal situation, strike up conversations with students they wouldn’t normally talk to or just take time to reflect and relax in a cathartic environment.
Working with St Vincent de Paul
During Term Three of 2023, our students had the opportunity to assist St Vincent de Paul in setting up their new premises in Barry’s Point Road, Takapuna.
Our students were involved in a range of tasks from painting, carpet laying and packing of stock.
We are always looking for opportunities for our students to particpate and contribute in the community. We look forward to partnering with St Vincent de Paul again in the near future.
Marist students participate in the Te Aukaha programme that started this year in Snap Fitness, Mairangi bay.
Te Aukaha was started by a group of people training out of Snap Fitness concerned with the sudden rise in youth crime.
The programme involves a proper supervised workout in the gym, food and nutrition advice as well as mentoring. The vast majority of students enjoy their workouts and we are now seeing a vast improvement in attitude and attendance.
We acknowledge Jeremy and his team at Te Aukaha for their effort and dedication.