SNOW PROGRAMME

The Waimarino - National Park School winter snow programmes are a favourite for our tamariki each year and we welcome enrolments from whānau keen to join us

The National Park School winter snow programmes are a favourite each year and we welcome enrolments from whānau keen to join us. If you are an outdoor person and down to earth you will never regret taking a leap of faith and spending winter with us. We even have families that came for winter and stayed much longer, becoming permanent community members.

 

In partnership with Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL) our programmes cater for beginners, through to children who want to be competitive with an emphasis on skills and attitudes, and understanding of place.

 

You do not need brand new equipment to enjoy a winter here.  Many families start out hiring or using second hand gear to get going.  Season rentals with a local shop or RAL are worth considering as they will exchange for skis and boards that become more complex as children advance their skills.  They will also fine tune and help you out if something doesn’t feel right or you’re not sure.  You’ll also need lots of warm layers - school has an annual second hand Snow Gear sale where you can pick these up at great prices.  We also provide a waterproof jacket and pants for school snow days.

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RAL Local’s Academy Programme 2022

 

Extra curriculum

This programme is advertised via RAL & families link directly with RAL to book & organise

 

One day each week starting 23rd/24th July for 10 weeks

Cost: Earlybird: $799 (enrolled by 30/11/21) - Full Price: $999

You can book through the Whakapapa Academy Options 2022 through the RAL website HERE

https://www.mtruapehu.com/programmes/academy-whakapapa

RAL Term 2 Kickstarter Programme 2022

 

Extra curriculum

This programme will be advertised via the RAL website & families can link directly with them to book and organise

Two half-day visits per week, lesson between 1.30pm & 4pm

Consistent coaches throughout the programme

Minimum age for snowboarding is eight – unless RAL agrees otherwise

Suitable for beginner Skiers and Snowboarders

 

Thursday 23 June and Friday 24 June, Thursday 30 June and Friday 1 July, Thursday 7 July and Friday 8 July

Cost: $20 per student each day

Note: a minimum of four students per group, otherwise lesson time could be reduced

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NPS Programme 2022

 

Curriculum

This programme will be advertised via school & families can link directly with us for organisation

One full-day visit per week, lessons between 9am & 2.30pm

Consistent coaches throughout the programme

Ski & Snowboard

Minimum age for snowboarding is eight – unless RAL agrees otherwise

 

Term 3 for the first six weeks: Monday 25 July or Tuesday 26 July for six consecutive weeks

Groups average seven tamariki from the school

No cost: this programme involves the delivery of our school curriculum. Missing lessons  - apart from COVID 19 self-isolating processes - should be avoided

Note: a minimum of four students per group is required otherwise, lesson time could be reduced

NPS The Final Four

2022

 

Extra Curriculum

 

This programme will be advertised via school & families can link directly with us for organisation

 

One full-day per week – lessons between 9am and 2.30pm

Consistent coaches throughout the programme

Ski & Snowboard

Minimum age for snowboarding is eight – unless RAL agrees otherwise

Monday 5 September or Tuesday 6 September - four consecutive weeks

 

Cost: $160 per student for four weeks (full payment is required before Term 3 begins) + Transport: $40 for the four weeks. There are no refunds for any lessons missed however, absences owing to the Covid- 19 self-isolating processes is yet to be confirmed

 

Note: Groups must average seven tamariki with a minimum of four students per group is required otherwise, lesson time could be reduced

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Joining us for Winter?

 

It is very easy to transfer between schools, we would suggest a conversation with your base school first and then it is as easy as contacting us and completing an enrolment form. We will link with your child’s school to gain understanding about their progress and achievement to ease the mid year transition.

 

With National Park’s proximity to Raurimu and Whakapapa there are a range of accommodation options if you look early enough.  School can also help with this as we can use our local networks to help connect you.  

 

Our families are welcoming and it’s easy to establish social networks through  mid-week skiing and snowboarding, volunteering and children’s friendships at school.  There are various clubs and events too.

 

Local services include churches, a gas station and 4 square, a post shop, cafes and restaurants.  There are doctors around 30-minute drive away and also an online service you can access.   The Ruapehu District Council library service even visits school twice each term for children to exchange their books!