At SBS we believe that children learn by being hands on and involved in their environment. Classes regularly interact with our local community. For example:
- Swimming – Junior School and Senior School Swimming takes place at Snells Beach in Term 1. Students undertake a similar swim programme to a school with a pool, but in our local environment.
- Trees for Survival, and DOC Planting – Our school works closely with DOC to help with the reforestation of native bush in our area. We can now walk through the bush in the first areas we planted at Scandrett Regional Park! All students in Years 4 – 6 take part in planting programmes.
- Conservation Programmes – our middle school and senior school students work hard to protect the native species in our area, engaging in programmes such as the Whitebait Connection in local streams, and predator trapping through CatchIT.
- Camps – we value camps and the challenges and opportunities that they bring. Our Year 5 students go to Mangawhai in March, and our Year 6 students to Tongariro in June.