1 HIGH SCHOOL BIJ DIT PROGRAMMA MAG JE ZELF JE SCHOOL KIEZEN KIJKEND NAAR DE LOCATIE EN NAAR DE SPORTEN EN VAKKEN DIE MOGELIJK ZIJN. ORIENTATION CAMPS CANADA: 4 dagen Toronto NEW ZEALAND: 4 dagen Auckland KIES JE EIGEN SCHOOL IN CANADA OF NIEUW-ZEELAND
2 INNHOLD INHOUDSOPGAVE Van droom tot werkelijkheid 2 Sea to Sky School District 4 Howe Sound og Pemberton Secondary 5 Whistler Secondary 6 Rocky Mountains School District 7 Golden og David Thompson Secondary 8 Selkirk Secondary 9 Cowichan Valley School District 10 Cowichan og Francis Kelsey Secondary 11 Chemainus og Lake Cowichan Secondary 12 Maple Ridge School District 13 Garibaldy og Pitt Meadows Secondary 14 Thomas Haney og Maple Ridge Secondary 15 Westview og Samuel Robertson Secondary 16 New Zealand 17 Aranui High School 18 Cromwell College 19 Darfield High School 20 Dunstan High School 21 Geraldine High School 22 James Hargest College 23 Horowhenua College 24 Kaiapoi High School 25 Katikati College 26 Kuranui College 27 Logan Park High School 28 Motueka High School 29 Oxford Area School 30 Papanui High School 31 Queens High School 32 Roncalli College 33 Taumarunui High School 34 Tauranga Boys College 35 Waihi College 36 Westland High School 37 Whakatane High School 38 William Colenso College 39 Kennismakingsformulier 40
3 INNHOLD 3 VAN DROOM TOT WERKELIJKHEID into bestaat in Europa sinds 1986; sinds die tijd zijn er duizenden jongeren naar het buitenland gegaan via into. In Nederland bestaat into sinds Naast de reguliere programma s bieden wij ook een speciaal programma aan in Nieuw-Zeeland en Canada. Dit programma is net iets anders dan het reguliere programma. Dit komt omdat je zelf je school mag uitkiezen. Zo kun je bijvoorbeeld een school kiezen waar je op hoog niveaukunt basketballen of een school die op loopafstand zit van een skipiste zodat je veel kunt skiën of snowboarden. Of misschien wil je juist een vak volgen zoals TV Video Production, Business Administration, Fashion Design, Carpentry, Jazz Band, of Acting. Je kunt ook kiezen voor een actief Outdoor Education programma in Nieuw-Zeeland of voor een Hockey of Sailing Academy. Er zijn genoeg scholen om uit te kiezen. Natuurlijk kunnen wij je eventueel helpen om een keuze te maken. In deze brochure vind je alle mogelijk scholen op een rijtje. Kies je voor dit programma en vertrek je in de zomer dan kun je ook deelnemen aan ons Orientation Camp in Toronto of Auckland. Zie hieronder voor meer informatie. VOORBEELD PROGRAMMA TORONTO Dag 1 Dag 2 Dag 3 Dag 4 Aankomst en diner in het hotel. Avondwandelinglangs het water. Workshop, sightseeing zoals de CN Tower, China town, Little Italy Naar één van de beroemdste watervallen: de Niagara Falls. Met de boot zul je deze watervallen bekijken. Ontbijt, transfer naar de luchthaven en vertrek naar je gastgezin. VOORBEELD PROGRAMMA AUCKLAND Dag 1 Day 2 Dag 3 Dag 4 Dag 5 Aankomst, transfer naar hotel. Gezamelijk diner en bezoek aan de haven. Workshop en bustour naar haven, Sky City, Mount Eden, Bastion Point.. Workshop. Bezoek aan een schapenboerderij buiten Auckland. Vrije tijd en mogelijkheid om vragen te stellen. Bezoek aan het Auckland Museum, Maori show, shoppen en eten. G Bye Auckland! Transfer naar luchthaven en vertrek naar gastgezin.
4 4 CANADA SEA TO SKY SCHOOL DISTRICT The Sea to Sky School District is located 30 minutes north of Vancouver and streches from the North Shore of Vancouver up the east side of Howe Sound to Squamish, the gateway to British Columbia s magnificent alpine country of forests, lakes, and year round world class outdoor activities. Sea to Sky offers 3 different schools, Howe Sound Secondary in Squamish, Whistler Secondary in Whistler and Pemberton Secondary in Pemberton. The Sea to Sky region is an English speaking, family friendly area. People choose Sea to Sky for the many lifestyle opportunities it has to offer. Families are active and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. The Sea to Sky area was also the home of several Olympic events during the Vancouver Olympics in The Whistler Olympic park hosted events such as alpine skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing, biathlon and bobsleigh. 1 Sea to sky 2 Rocky Mountains 3 Cowichan Valley 4 Maple Ridge SEA TO SKY ACTIVITIES PROGRAM International students are offered monthly activities and excursions throughout the school year. Some of these activities include; hikes, sightseeing and shopping in Vancouver, day trip to Victoria, NHL hockey game, professional basketball and baseball games, whale watching, kayaking excursions and trips to the amusement park. Whistler Blackcomb also offers the international students great rates for a season pass. BRITISH COLUMBIA 1 VANCOUVER OUTDOOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY A very popular course amongst the international students is the outdoor educational leadership academy. This course is offered at all three schools. The outdoor academy offers students the opportunity to take core academic subjects in a setting that promotes outdoor leadership and development. Students will participate in activities such as alpine skiing, snow shoeing, rock climbing, canoeing, ocean kayaking and navigation. Availability of specific courses/activities may change from year to year PRIJZEN Heel schooljaar vanaf Half schooljaar vanaf
5 CANADA 5 HOWE SOUND SECONDARY Location: 5 minute walk from downtown Squamish Number of students: 800 Grades: Clubs and Activities: Rock Climbing, hiking, peace/social responsibility team, football, cross country running, volleyball, swimming, soccer, ski and snowboard, basketball, mountain biking, track and field, golf and more. Squamish has a population of about 20,000 and is located at the tip of Howe Sound on the ocean. Squamish is a community known as the outdoor recreation capital of Canada with world class rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, trail-running, river rafting and kite surfing, sailing, windsurfing as some of its activities. The Stawamus Chief, the second largest freestanding piece of granite in the world, has made Squamish one of the rock climbing destinations in North America. PEMBERTON SECONDARY Location: In the center of Pemberton Number of students: 380 Grades: 8-12 Clubs and Activities: Woodworking, leadership, dragon boat racing, intramurals, art, football, cross country running, volleyball, boys soccer, ski and snowboard, basketball, mountain biking, track and field and more. Pemberton, with a population of 5,000, lies 20 minutes north of Whistler. Pemberton sits in a wide valley surrounded by mountains, which makes it consistently warmer than Whistler. Farming has been the traditional industry of the Pemberton Valley, and continues to be a significant contributor to the local economy. Pemberton has a dragon boat racing team which has successfully defended its title in international events for many years. Horseback riding is also popular in this community, as are cross-country skiing, hiking and biking.
6 6 CANADA WHISTLER SECONDARY Location: a 5 minute drive from Whistler Village Number of students: 450 Grades: 8-12 Clubs and Activities: Media development club, rugby, volleyball, soccer, basketball, mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding, track and field and more. The resort destination of Whistler is settled below the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains in the Whistler Valley, north of Vancouver. In recognition of its world-class status as a ski resort, the village of Whistler co-hosted the 2010 Winter Olympic Games with Vancouver. Whistler has been recognized as the Top Ski Resort in North America for the past decade. As an international student you will receive great offers for season pass at the Whistler Ski Resort. Whistler also offers excellent summer activities such as canoeing, free riding, downhill mountain biking, fishing and golf. Whistler has a local population of around13,000 people, but numbers swell on weekends and on holidays up to 25,000 with tourist from around the world. SPORTS SCHOOL AT WHISTLER The Sports School at Whistler Secondary exists for students who are committed to sports training and competing. Students must prove they have the commitment and determination to train at a competitive level which requires absence from regular classes and for extended absences for training and competing away. One teacher/counselor acts as a liaison between Sports School students, teachers, coaches, and parents/guardians. This teacher meets regularly with each to review progress and modify timetables on an individual basis. Also part of the sports school is the flex-ed program. The Flex-Ed Program was first designed to accommodate the training/ study/work needs of all students, using a combination of on-line and classroom learning. The Flex Ed program is particularly suited to meeting the learning needs of elite athletes and aspiring artists, who must be away from school for significant amounts of time to train, perform and compete. SMART RISK PROGRAM The Smart Risk Program is part of the school s culture and aims to raise student awareness and knowledge of the risks associated with outdoor recreational activities. Student leaders plan activities that promote having fun in winter sports and summer activities while also using risk assessment and management skills. These concepts are integrated into the science and physical education curricula. The program was developed by the Smart Risk Foundation in cooperation with its partners, the Canadian Avalanche Association and the Canadian Ski Patrol System. Availability of specific courses/activities may change from year to year
7 CANADA 7 ROCKY MOUNTAINS school DISTRICT BRITISH COLUMBIA The Rocky Mountain International Student Program enables students from around the world to enter the public school system in British Columbia and learn alongside Canadian children. They have been hosting international students since 1987 and are proud to have one of the oldest and most highly-regarded programs in Canada. 1 Sea to sky 2 Rocky Mountains 3 Cowichan Valley 4 Maple Ridge The program is designed to maximize the study abroad experience by fostering friendships between Canadian and international students in dedicated host schools committed to academic excellence and cultural exchange. We offer world-class sports, outdoor activities and monthly activities for students. Rocky Mountains school district is located in the world-famous Canadian Rockies. It stretches some 250 kilometres along the Valley of a Thousand Peaks (also known as the Rocky Mountain Trench) from Kimberly in the south to Golden in the north. There are three high schools in the district, Selkirk Secondary School in Kimberly, David Thompson Secondary School in Invermere and Golden Secondary School in Golden. While each school and each community is unique, the international program is the same throughout the school district. Through the on-ice program students will have the opportunity to enhance their hockey skills. A safe and competitive environment featuring quality instruction, feedback and proper rehearsal time will be administered. The off-ice program uses the classroom to introduce, discuss and explore significant issues related to hockey. This includes dealing with tryouts, proper eating habits and making healthy choices. EQUINE STUDIES The Rocky Mountains school district is one of the few school districts in British Columbia that offers Equine studies. These courses blend theory and practice with students learning online and on horseback. VANCOUVER Availability of specific courses/activities may change from year to year 2 ROCKY MOUNTAINS ACTIVITY PROGRAM International students are offered monthly activities and excursions throughout the school year. Some of these activities include; river rafting, trips to Calgary and Vancouver, professional football and hockey games, hiking, ice skating, skiing and snowboarding. HOCKEY PROGRAM All three schools offer ice hockey programs, however, Selkirk offers the highest level one. There are two parts to the hockey program, the on-ice program, and the off-ice program.
8 8 CANADA GOLDEN SECONDARY Location: Golden Number of students: 400 Grades: 8-12 Clubs and Activities: Cross-country running, volleyball, soccer, basketball, ski and snowboarding, badminton, track and field, golf, swimming, mountain biking, ice climbing and more. GOLDEN Golden is a friendly community of 4000 people. It is located in the southeast of B.C., a 1,5 hour drive from Banff and 2,5 hours from Calgary. It is a very safe, small community with excellent recreation facilities. Golden is near several National Parks and is surrounded by mountains and beautiful scenery. It has an award winning golf course and is home to the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, which is one of the most exciting ski destinations in the country. For recreation you can ski, snowboard, play hockey, ice skate, mountain bike, hike, canoe, river raft, swim, golf, play tennis or soccer, horseback ride, enjoy hot springs and more. SPECIAL PROGRAMS Outdoor Education This is a specially designed semester course that are offered to the students at Golden and David Thompson which gives the students an opportunity to experience all the Canadian Rockies have to offer. From cross-country skiing and snowshoeing to avalanche training and first aid, these courses combine theory and practice to create a unique educational experience. Ski Patrol This is an intensive and demanding course that leads to several certifications including Avalanche Skills Training Level 1, Outdoor Emergency Care and Basic Life Support. Availability of specific courses/activities may change from year to year DAVID THOMPSON SECONDARY Location: Invermere Number of students: 550 Grades: 8-12 Clubs and Activities: Badminton, baseball, basketball, cross-country running, curling, golf, skiing and snowboarding, soccer, track and field, volleyball, art, drama, ping pong and more. INVERMERE Invermere is located in the Columbia Valley surrounded by the Rocky Mountains to the East and Purcell Mountains to the west and nestled beside the sandy shores of Lake Windermere, and has about 3000 inhabitants. Invermere is a culturally diverse and geographically unique community located near the gateway to Kootenay National Park and only a few hours from Banff National Park. With shopping, arts and culture, mountain bike and hiking trails, the warm waters of Lake Windermere and worldclass golf courses in and around Invermere, recreational opportunities are abundant. The Panorama Ski Resort is also located just 20 minutes from town. SPECIAL PROGRAMS Chef Training Learn to cook in the classroom and then practice in local restaurants in the Windermere area. Learn about nutrition, artistic food presentation and the social issues surrounding food and food security.
9 CANADA 9 SELKIRK SECONDARY stain splatter interpretation, DNA, entomology, impressions, document analysis, ballistics and much more! Outdoor Education This is a specially designed semester course that are offered to the students at Golden and David Thompson which gives the students an opportunity to experience all the Canadian Rockies have to offer. From cross-country skiing and snowshoeing to avalanche training and first aid, these courses combine theory and practice to create a unique educational experience. Location: Kimberly Number of students: 450 Grades: 8-12 Clubs and Activities: Cross-country running, volleyball, soccer, basketball, ski and snowboarding, badminton, track and field, golf, ice hockey and more. KIMBERLY Kimberly is a small, safe community located in the beautiful Purcell Mountains across the valley from the Rocky Mountains. Kimberly has a year-round population of approximately 7000 people and is located only 20 minutes north of one of the region s largest shopping centers, Cranbrook. Kimberly is a recreation destination with numerous golf courses in the area and a world-class ski resort five minutes from the city center. Other outdoor recreation opportunities include hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, fishing, cross-country skiing. SPECIAL PROGRAMS Forensic Science Learn the science behind the hit television series CSI. This popular course introduces students to fingerprinting, blood Storm Soccer/Volleyball and Leadership Program These programs are designed for students who perform at high levels of competition in either soccer or volleyball. The soccer/volleyball course develops skills, fitness, knowledge and contacts for elite performance. The leadership course will give students an opportunity to critically think and manage the potential of injury and risk associated with soccer/volleyball. Students will have the opportunity to obtain first aid, coaching and officiating certification. Hockey Skills Academy The hockey skills academy at Selkirk at high level program for serious hockey players. There are two parts to the hockey academy, the on-ice program, and the off-ice program. Through the on-ice program students will have the opportunity to enhance their hockey skills. A safe and competitive environment featuring quality instruction, feedback and proper rehearsal time will be administered. The off-ice program uses the classroom to introduce, discuss and explore significant issues related to hockey. This includes dealing with tryouts, proper eating habits and making healthy choices.
10 10 CANADA COWICHAN VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT BRITISH COLUMBIA The Cowichan Valley is a community nestled on Vancouver Island and known for its ocean beaches, thick forests, clean and beautiful lakes, scenic rivers, streams, mountains, and rolling farmlands. Regardless of where you travel within the region, wildlife is within your vision. Whether you prefer to fish, scuba dive, hike, windsurf or kayak, each of these activities will present a unique opportunity to experience a wide range of natural wildlife. The Vancouver Island region has the most moderate climate in Canada making it an ideal destination year round. As a response to the mild winters, beautiful spring growth, and long dry summers, the Cowichan Valley has become a desired location to raise families and/or to retire. The location of the Cowichan Valley is ideal. Located half way between Nanaimo and Victoria, it is easy for families to enjoy the pace of a small community but have the availability of the city only a 40 minute drive away. Mill Bay, a town located in the South end of the Cowichan Valley, is now considered the bedroom community for Victoria. Many adults work in Victoria but travel the 25 minutes back to their homes. The Cowichan Valley is a unique, busy community. It offers opportunities for both young and old in a safe, strong community. INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM ACTIVITIES Each year the International program offers a wide range of activities for all students. Kayaking, rock climbing, biking, hiking, skiing and camping showcase our outdoor, active lifestyle. University tours, movie nights, hockey games, sightseeing on Vancouver Island, Victoria and Vancouver are part of the regular routine in the school year. We encourage students to bring forward ideas to help us create a year of new experiences and opportunities. 1 Sea to sky 2 Rocky Mountains 3 Cowichan Valley 4 Maple Ridge COWICHAN VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT Secondary School in this district offers students the chance to participate in award winning athletic programs, advanced placement academic courses and fine or performing arts programs. Students may also choose to start their certificate training in a variety of trades programs. Each school is unique in culture and offers opportunities that may only exist at their school site. The districts consists of four secondary 3 VANCOUVER schools; Frances Kelsey Secondary, Cowichan Secondary, Lake Cowichan Secondary and Chemainus Secondary.
11 CANADA 11 COWICHAN SECONDARY Location:Duncan Number of students: 950 Grades: Clubs and Activities: Basketball, field hockey, golf, theatre, dance, band, ice hockey, volleyball, soccer, tennis, gymnastics, swimming and more. Cowichan Secondary School offers a first class sports and film program. This school has excellent academics, and a full French Immersion Program. Conveniently located in downtown Duncan, the school has access to the Cowichan Community Center, a facility with swimming pool, fitness center, ice arena, library and theater. SPECIAL COURSES Film Production - Cowichan Secondary School is one of the premier film production schools in British Columbia, winning many awards each year at the BC Student Film Festival. Adventure Tourism and Coastal Ecosystems This is a great course designed for students who are interested in the outdoors and ecology. Students have the opportunity to study plant and animal species in their habitats through field trips and classwork, as well as learning about adventure tourism such as kayaking and other outdoor skills. Search and Rescue This course offer a general overview of wilderness survival techniques and search and rescue strategies. Topics that are studied include wilderness survival, human tracking, rope management, map and compass reading, wilderness and water safety and basic wilderness first aid. Availability of specific courses/activities may change from year to year FRANCES KELSEY SECONDARY Location: Mill Bay Number of students: 1050 Grades: 9-12 Clubs and Activities: Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Golf, Curling, Soccer, Rugby, Volleyball, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Red Cross Club, Leadership and more. Frances Kelsey Secondary School for its outstanding academic record, performing arts and many excellent sports programs. Frances Kelsey is 30 minutes from downtown Victoria. Frances Kelsey has a unique self-directed program that is designed to provide students with the opportunity to in control of their learning. Students are required to attend academic seminars, work with advisors, and use flex time to work on carefully designed learning guide materials. This timetable allows students the opportunities to work longer on projects, labs and participate in performing arts or athletic classes. Located inside the school is a full restaurant that is the school site for the culinary arts program. The restaurant caters to school and district events and opens as a restaurant for the community in the evening. Frances Kelsey offers work experience schemes for its students in fields such as radio and broadcasting, banking, physio therapy, fashion design, yearbook, teaching, choreography, stage management, culinary arts, hotel administration, carpentry, animation and more.
12 12 CANADA CHEMAINUS SECONDARY Location: Chemainus Number of students: 400 Grades: 8-12 Clubs and Activities: Band, volleyball, basketball, soccer, track and field, chess and more. Chemainus Secondary is located in a picturesque community between Nanaimo and Duncan. The school offers excellent performing arts and sports programs for all students to participate in, and boasts small, personalized classes. SPECIAL COURSES Glass and Metal Work - Students will use a combination of working with metal and glass to produce artwork, jewellery, glass beads and welded art or products. This is a great, unique opportunity for the artistic student. LAKE COWICHAN SECONDARY Location: Lake Cowichan Number of students: 400 Grades: 9-12 Clubs and Activities: Volleyball, basketball, soccer, leadership, golf, ice hockey and more At Lake Cowichan you ll find that the small classes offered provides an environment for personalized attention for each student. SPECIAL COURSES Search and Rescue - This is a very well established course that provides students with all the skills to provide services in a search situation. Students learn first aid, emergency response on a variety of terrains; snow camping, rock climbing and rappelling, orienteering, search patterns and grids, water search maneuvers, and recovery team work. For a student that loves the outdoors, this is an excellent opportunity to see the outdoors in a guided classroom setting.
13 CANADA 13 MAPLE RIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT BRITISH COLUMBIA Located just 44 kilometers from the urban center of Vancouver, we are home for families. Surrounded by beckoning beauty, the outdoor recreation possibilities are limitless. The many forests, lakes and creeks, parks, trails and dike systems, offer boundless opportunities for residents and visitors alike to walk, hike, bike, canoe, kayak, camp and fish. A friendly, small town atmosphere is maintained with the many festivals and celebrations, from agricultural fairs to jazz festivals held throughout the year. Sports and recreation facilities, including a leisure center, arts center & theatre, winter club, three ice skating rinks, curling rink, and abundant parklands and sports fields, urban walking routes and wilderness trails provide many alternatives for healthy living and balanced lifestyle. Clean, modern schools offer quality education for children of all ages and abilities. Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows offers the best of both worlds to its residents. With Vancouver only an hour away, we have access to museums, galleries, theatres, world class sporting events and venues, health care facilities, universities and colleges, major shopping facilities, all while living in, and enjoying, our rural surroundings, right here at home. 1 Sea to sky 2 Rocky Mountains 3 Cowichan Valley 4 Maple Ridge ACADEMIES AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS OFFERED International Baccalaureate (IB), Soccer Academy, Ice Hockey Academy, Digital Arts Academy, Music Program, Languages (Spanish, French, French Immersion, German, Japanese), Theatre, Culinary Arts, Equestrian Academy. VANCOUVER Each school offers a full spectrum of classes for students to choose from in each of the academic disciplines including Sciences, Social Studies, Language Arts, Mathematics, Fine Arts and Physical Studies. Also, a wide complement of electives ranging from jewelry making, chef training, teacher training, psychology, automobile mechanics, robotics, IT, sewing, many subjects from the fine arts to leadership training courses, acting, film and stage, etc. are offered. 4 MAPLE RIDGE ACTIVITY PROGRAM All International students are offered fully chaperoned monthly activities and excursions throughout the school year. Some of these activities include; ocean marine boat trips, hikes, professional hockey and football games, plays, concerts, beach parties, ski and snowboard trips, camping, canoeing, sightseeing, trips to amusement parks, tours of Victoria on Vancouver Island and historical Vancouver.
14 14 CANADA GARIBALDY SECONDARY Location: Maple Ridge Number of students:1050 Grades: 8-12 Clubs and Activities: Soccer, volleyball, crosscountry, swimming, basketball, volleyball, ski and snowboarding, rugby, theatre and drama, track and field, badminton, tennis, water polo, weight lifting Club. Availability of specific courses/activities may change from year to year SPECIAL PROGRAMS IB International Baccalaureate The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB) is an alternative academic program for students in grades 11 and 12 and is recognized worldwide as the very best preparation for university and college bound students. IB Courses Current offered at Garibaldi include: English, Economics, Physics, Biology, Mathematics, History, Art, French and Philosophy. Both Certificate courses and the full Diploma afford students the opportunity to receive advanced first year credit at most universities in Canada and internationally for all HL courses. PITT MEADOWS SECONDARY Location: Pitt Meadows Number of students: 1250 Grades: 8-12 Clubs and Activities: Basketball, football, golf, soccer, track and field, volleyball, dance, drama, photography, yearbook publishing, snowboard and ski club, choir, music, intramural, fitness and conditioning, hockey SPECIAL PROGRAMS Hockey Academy Pitt Ridge Hockey Asociation and Pitt Meadows Secondary School have developed a program and curriculum that provides students the opportunity to balance their educational requirements while developing their hockey skills. The PHRA provides personalized instruction that educates and develops students in both the physical and mental aspects required to excel in hockey. Aviation and Pilot Training - Pacific Rim Aviation located in Pitt Meadows at the Pitt Meadows Airport offers Aviation training. Students can attend regular high school and take aviation training as an extracurricular activity. If you want to fly, the Private Pilot License is the best place to start. The Private License program includes a comprehensive and engaging Ground School that parallels your dual flight instruction and solo practice.
15 CANADA 15 THOMAS HANEY SECONDARY Location: Maple Ridge Number of students:1000 Grades: 8-12 Clubs and Activities: Basketball, book club, curling, cross-country, golf, soccer, ski and snowboarding, track and field, volleyball, guitar making, dance, music. SPECIAL PROGRAMS Equestrian Academy the equestrian academy offers students the opportunity to complete courses in equestrian studies. The classroom portion of the course will include visits by a variety of guest lecturers such as veterinarians, trainers, coaches, breeders etc. Field trips to places such as horse shows, training facilities are also part of the course. MAPLE RIDGE SECONDARY Location: Maple Ridge Number of students: 1700 Grades: 8-12 Clubs and Activities: Aquatics, cheerleading, field hockey, tennis, water polo, badminton, cross country, powerlifting, track and field, wrestling, basketball, curling, rugby, volleyball, debate, fly fishing, photography, mountain biking. SPECIAL COURSES Digital Art Academy The digital art academy offers seven areas of focus for students interested in developing skills in the use of computers for creating 21st century artwork. Students can earn certificates of completion in the following areas: 3D animation; desktop publishing; digital art; multimedia computer programming; sound engineering; special effects for film; and website design. Music Program Whether your interest lies in Concert Band, Instrumental Concert band, Jazz Band (swing, Latin, rock, ballad), Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz, Choral Music, Chamber Choir, Concert Choir or guitar we have it all; beginning to advanced levels. Technique, aural, theory, practice and public performances are all part of the learning experience. Immerse yourself into the world of music as part of your academic educational experience.
16 16 CANADA WESTVIEW SECONDARY Location: Maple Ridge Number of students: 1100 Grades: 8-12 Clubs and Activities: Badminton, basketball, cross-country, hockey, wrestling, golf, rugby, soccer, cheerleading, field hockey, track and field, volleyball, noon-hour intramurals, fitness and weight training, drama plays, theatre sports, ski and snowboarding, band and choir. SPECIAL COURSES Soccer Academy The Soccer Academy will provide unique soccer specific courses while taking regular high school academic and elective subjects. These courses will have inclass and on-field instruction. In the classroom, students will receive instruction in fitness, nutrition, strength training, sport philosophy, goal setting, time management, leadership skills, coaching philosophies and laws and history of the game. The on-field sessions will focus primarily on individual skill development as well as principles of attacking and defending, positional responsibilities, systems of play, restarts and set-plays. Academy students may also be provided with opportunities to participate in an international soccer exchange with our partner school in Guadalajara, Mexico. Availability of specific courses/activities may change from year to year SAMUEL ROBERTSON SECONDARY Location: Maple Ridge Number of students: 1000 Grades: 9-12 Clubs and Activities: Volleyball, field hockey, soccer, basketball, fitness and conditioning, drama, theatre, computer club, yearbook club, intramural, outdoor club, bike club SPECIAL COURSES Culinary Arts - This program is designed for students who are interested in learning about food preparation for personal interest as well as students who are planning a post-secondary career in food art and chef training. Students train alongside a professional chef in a working kitchen. They learn the fundamentals of food groups, food preparation, understanding ingredients, creating recipes, competing in competitions to food preparation for the public in an interactive hands-on setting.
17 NEW ZEALAND 17 NEW ZEALAND New Zealand is the oldest country in the world according to the Maori people. The Maori are the native people of New Zealand. Today the Maori makes up 10% of the population in New Zealand. New Zealanders are often referred to as Kiwis, as the Kiwi bird is the national symbol. In later years New Zealand has become known for being the country where the Lord of the Rings trilogy were filmed. The three movies have been filmed on various locations stretching from the North Island down to the South of the South Island. THE NORTH The North Island is the biggest island in terms of population with its 3,4 million people. Two of New Zealand largest cities are on the North Island, Auckland and Wellington, Wellington being the capital of New Zealand. Auckland is the biggest city in New Zealand and this is where the into Orientation camp will take place. Experience the Coromandel Peninsula, with its beautiful beaches and coastline, visit Hot Water Beach, where you can dig yourself a whole in the sand, and it will fill up with hot thermal water. The Tongariro National Park is one of the oldest national parks in the world, and has been rated in the top 10 daytrips in the world by National Geographic. Other activities and things to see and experience on the North Island include, skiing, the Maori culture, go on whale and dolphin safaris, as well as numerous outdoor activities. On the North Island we offer 8 schools. THE SOUTH The South Island is bigger than the North Island, however it only has a population of about 1 million people. The largest city is Christchurch with its people. The Climate is mild, but with slightly lower average temperatures than the North Island. On the South Island you will find some of New Zealand s most beautiful beaches, rainforests and glaciers. The Alps in New Zealand are bigger than the European Alps, and draws a lot of outdoor adventure enthusiasts. Queenstown is New Zealand s adventure capital. This lake town surrounded by mountains offers bungee jumping, white water rafting, skiing, paragliding and more. There are also numerous cafees and shops for those who are looking for a more calming experience. On the South Island there are 14 different schools to choose from. ODENZ ODENZ provides high quality, challenging, experimental outdoor education programs, based on internationally recognized standards, in the unique New Zealand natural environment. ODENZ (Outdoor Education New Zealand) has been formed from a group of New Zealand secondary schools that have a passion for outdoor education. The ODENZ schools have a particular strength in outdoor education and offer challenging practical programs designed to encourage personal and social development. Students will continue with their normal academic learning in New Zealand, while having the opportunity to take part in the outdoor education programs offered through the schools. Students have the opportunity to decide which school they want to go to. The schools are scattered throughout the North and South Island, some are in a city while others in a town. Students can also choose between schools close to the mountains or the coast. Students can also base their school choice on what subjects they wish to study. PRIJZEN Heel schooljaar vanaf Half schooljaar vanaf
18 18 NEW ZEALAND SOUTH ARANUI HIGH SCHOOL CHRISTCHURCH Aranui Location: Christchurch Number of students: 650 Grades: 9-13 Clubs and Activities: Rugby, football, netball, basketball, tennis, climbing, volleyball, rugby league, band, drama and more. Aranui High School is located 15 minutes from the city center of Christchurch, and 10 minutes from the beach. Christchurch is the largest city on the South Island. Aranui offers a unique senior academy program which combines New Zealand Qualifications Authority approved academic programs with an academy subject i.e. rugby, sports, theatre, music and outdoor adventure. Students spend half a day studying academic subjects such as English, math and history and the other half on improving their skills and knowledge in the academy of their choice. ACADEMIES OFFERED Sports Development Academy Areas include coaching, confidence-building, goal setting, fitness, first aid, nutrition and sports management. A variety of sports and activities are covered throughout the year and may change annually depending on the interest of the students in the Academy. This course is designed to challenge participants, encourage personal growth and develop physical fitness. Theatre Academy The academy is a practical course where students gain the opportunity to create their own theatre, perform in productions and festivals. Hospitality Academy The main focus is on practical lessons. You will be taught practical culinary skills that include preparing stocks, sauces and soups; fruit and vegetable preparation; breakfast dishes; ethnic foods; pastries, desserts and sweet items. You will also learn how to garnish and present food to professional standards. Outdoor Adventure Academy Students will learn skills through activities such as adventure based learning, challenge ropes course, kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, orienteering, bush craft and alpine skills. Students will also learn about sports fitness, nutrition and outdoor first aid. Rugby League Academy Students will develop their knowledge of all aspects of Rugby League in various settings. This course is designed to enhance the total wellbeing of the students in preparation for a career in sport. Music Academy Performing Arts refers to competence in a minimum of three performing arts disciplines. Specifically, the qualification recognizes demonstrated core knowledge, skills, and competence in; music, music technology and drama. This course includes topics such as; Composition, arranging, live sound and PA systems, recording opportunities, digital audio technology, performance assessments in group and as a soloist, sound and electronics, aural and theory skills. Students can design a course to cater for their desires. Basketball Academy The academy is made up of different components, practical and theory. The practical component will be a large part of the course, but the remainder of the program includes components such as; communication, sports law, coaching, officiating, first aid, nutrition, careers, sport psychology and life skills. Photography Academy Students will gain skills in the use of various camera types. Film processing, photographic development, digital editing and enlarging will be part of the program. Early Childhood Academy This involves studies in child care, home management, parenting skills and home-based care, orientation to work-skills and professional development. Carving Academy This academy introduces students to the art of wood carving, students will design their own art, as well as learning about the Maori carving culture. Availability of specific courses/activities may change from year to year
19 NEW ZEALAND 19 SOUTH CROMWELL COLLEGE CHRISTCHURCH Cromwell Location: Cromwell, Central Otago Number of students: 400 Grades: 7-13 Clubs and Activities: Rugby, football, netball, basketball, field hockey, tennis, badminton, skiing/snowboarding, rowing, mountain biking, kayaking, golf, athletics and more. These programs allow students to experience sporting challenge while still maintaining their academic studies. The Outdoor Pursuits Program which provides challenge, increases skills and builds confidence. It takes place on Sundays and at least four long weekends throughout the year. Some of the activities the students take part in include; kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, tramping, mountain biking, climbing and skiing and snowboarding. CROMWELL COLLEGE APARTMENTS As an international student at Cromwell you can choose if you want to live in a host family during your stay or if you would like to live at the Cromwell Apartments. The Cromwell College Apartments is not a traditional boarding hostel. The purpose of the Cromwell College Apartment s Life Skills Program is to develop independence and responsibility, preparing students for life beyond school. New Zealand and international students learn how to plan meals, cook, grocery shop to a budget, wash their own clothes, organize their time and live in a group under the supervision of experienced managers. The complex has six flats providing accommodation for up to 30 students. Each flat has a lounge and fully equipped kitchen. All students have their own private bed room. There is a furnished common room complete with pool/foosball tables and a separate home theater room. All students living at the Cromwell College Apartments participate in the outdoor pursuits program or the golf program. Cromwell is a small town of 4000 inhabitants located in the heart of Central Otago in the South Island near the tourist resort of Queenstown. It is a perfect location for skiing, tramping, mountain biking and, since Cromwell is located on a lake shore, water based activities like kayaking and sailing. Cromwell boasts an impressive range of sporting venues including extensive playing fields, heated indoor pool, hockey turf, championship golf course, squash and tennis courts. The Southern Lakes ski fields are located within easy driving distance as are the tourist towns of Queenstown and Wanaka. OUTDOOR PURSUITS AND GOLF PROGRAM Cromwell offers two unique sporting academies based at the Cromwell College Apartments. Students in the sport academies attend school as full-time students, live at the College Apartments, and take part in either the Outdoor Pursuits Academy or the Golf Program.
20 20 NEW ZEALAND SOUTH DARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL CHRISTCHURCH Darfield Location: Darfield Number of students: 750 Grades: 7-13 Clubs and Activities: Netball, tennis, cricket, hockey, rugby, football, claybird shooting, basketball, athletics, swimming, cross country and road racing, skiing and snowboarding. Darfield High School is located 40 kilometers west of Christchurch City near the magnificent Southern Alps. The students enjoy a rural and outdoors lifestyle, being close to numerous ski fields, golf courses, rivers, forests and lakes. Christchurch, which is a vibrant, metropolitan city, along with all its amenities, including beaches, theater, parks and world-class tourist attractions, is easily accessible. OUTDOOR EDUCATION PROGRAM Darfields outdoor education program offers a wide range of choices to students. Darfield High School and Oxford area school, which is 25 minutes away, offer individual and joint programs. These include outdoor leadership, rock climbing, kayaking, adventure based learning, tramping and mountaineering, skiing and snowboarding, equestrian and golf. Darfield High School also has its professional rock climbing wall. As an international student in the outdoor education program you may be eligible to attend school camps in a leadership role and experience many other activities including canoeing and windsurfing. TRIP AND ACTIVITIES The international department at Darfield offers several day and overnight trips to Christchurch and around the South Island. Some of these activities include jetboating, quad biking, Harley Davidson rides, scuba diving, archery, swimming with dolphins, horse riding and trekking. Three three day trips are also offered, these are; A trip to Kaikoura. Students get the opportunity to go whale-watching, boating, quad biking and to relax in the thermal pools in Hanmer Springs. A trip to Franz Josef Glacier A trip to Dunedin to visit Cadbury s Chocolate Factory, as well as Oamaru to watch blue penguins and much more. Availability of specific courses/activities may change from year to year
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