Enriching Local Curriculum funding is now available for the Health and Physical Education Curriculum.

Bought to you by Horizons Unlimited with support from the Ministry of Education, these programmes are a first for New Zealand. ELC funding aims to provide students with hands-on, minds-on learning experiences that complement and enhance student learning, in alignment with The New Zealand Curriculum, Te Matauranga o Aotearoa, and Te Whāriki. ELC experiences are designed to complement and enrich class programmes. Horizons work with kaiako and communities to meet the learning needs of ākonga. As a provider we collaborate with kaiako to create meaningful learning experiences that enrich the local curriculum offered by your school or kura. 

New Zealand research demonstrates that over 90% of ākonga and kaiako surveyed value education outside of the regular classroom to enrich curriculum, engage learners, build personal and social skills and connections, and provide a sense of something new. Kaiako noted that when ākonga can see and experience learning in authentic settings, they develop a deeper understanding of the purpose of the learning, can place it in a wider context, and recall information more easily at a later date (Hill et al, 2020).

Kaiako are best equipped to understand the desired learning outcomes and unique needs of their students, so we will provide specific details of the experiences being offered. This will also assist us in selecting experiences and resources that are likely to engage students and gain support from parents, caregivers, and whānau. 

Programmes will be facilitated by Horizons Unlimited staff and are subsidised through the Ministry of Educations ELC funding scheme, reducing the cost of each programme to your school for $10 per student plus any transport required to and from the activity venue. 

Programmes are custom to your ākonga and the requirments and needs of your school. 

Interested? Enquire now to see if funding is available for your ākonga at info@horizons.co.nz 


What Others Have Said:

“Students enjoyed the day immensely; activities were fun but also challenged students physically and mentally” 

“When discussing the day back at school, students were able to relate the experiences into our unit, they all enjoyed the day”

"Thank you so much for the SUP trips we’ve had so far.  The kids and teachers have thoroughly enjoyed them, once again.  We also really appreciated the fact that the group today started early, so they could get back for the mud run".  

"We were really challenged by the wind as we passed under and bridge and on the other side.  It was a great opportunity for the kids to dig in, persevere and work together".