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
  • make and eat New Zealand Lolly Cake

Here is a sample Social Programme timetable and here on our blog is more information about some of the activities and students’ stories about their Social Programme experiences.

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.