The school has regular activities and special events which allow students to mix with teachers and other students outside class hours. Every Social Programme activity is supervised by a teacher or the activities co-ordinator to ensure there is a good mixture of safety and fun. Speaking English is compulsory!

You can try a selection of these activities outside school hours:

  • go ice-skating
  • go ten pin bowling
  • learn to play touch rugby
  • visit a museum
  • go sailing
  • play soccer
  • go surfing
  • try wine tasting
  • go on an Auckland city highlights tour
  • visit an art gallery or a photo exhibition
  • climb a volcano such as Mt. Eden where you have fantastic views of Auckland
  • visit a wild west coast beach such as Karekare Beach (where the film ‘The Piano’ was filmed)
  • play pool or table tennis
  • go shopping
  • join a pub trip
  • see a sheep
  • go tree planting
  • go to Kelly Tarlton’s Under Water World
  • play ‘laser strike’
  • go tree planting

Here is a sample Social Programme timetable.

At the weekends, you can visit many popular sightseeing destinations and try more new activities:

  • The Bay of Islands (picturesque islands, dolphins and early NZ history)
  • Rotorua (geysers and geothermal landscape)
  • Coromandel (Hot Water Beach)
  • Waitomo (caves and gloworms)
  • Taupo (lake and waterfalls)
  • Tongariro (mountains and snow)
  • Opononi (sandboarding)
  • Waipoua (giant Kauri trees)
  • Muriwai (wild surf)
  • Coromandel (white beaches)
  • Farmstay near Auckland
  • Hobbiton (the Lord Of The Rings film set)
  • share a Maori cultural experience
  • go horse riding

Languages International works closely with Kiwana Tours who offer students a wide range of customised weekend, and after study, travel options and tours.