Extra Curricular

School Production –  Every two/three years the school presents a school production; a large senior production alternating with a concert style show. Years 7 to 13 need to commit out of school time for rehearsals. Year 1-6 students also participate with their own variety of performances.

Spirit of Adventure – The school receives at least one place for each gender annually.

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Sports Programme 

Skiing- The school runs a ski programme. All students have the opportunity to ski a minimum of three times a year and receive instruction. The junior and senior Snow Club members ski weekly during the season (conditions permitting). A ski/snowboard team is also run where there is the opportunity to compete in the Aoraki Championships and gain selection to the South Island Secondary Schools. Twizel students have competed sucessfully nationally and internationally.

Southern Area Schools Tournament – A three day sporting tournament comprising of the six southern area schools. Students are selected to represent Twizel Area School in numerous sports including rugby, soccer, netball, basketball, aerobics, and volleyball.

New Zealand Area Schools Tournament – Students have the opportunity to compete for a week against Area Schools all around New Zealand. Selection is based on Southern Area Schools Tournament performance. High level coaching is available during this week. The competition venue alternates annually between North and South Islands.

Athletics/Cross Country – Based on the results of Twizel Athletics Day students are selected to go to Country High School athletics. Depending on performance, students can then advance to Mid South Canterbury Championships and the South Island Championships. Swimming – Potentially four competitions each year: Twizel Swim Sports, Country High School Championships, Mid South Canterbury Championships and then South Island Championships. Netball – Teams are run at both Senior and Junior level. Years 9 and 10 compete annually in Christchurch over a week. Senior Girls team competes yearly at the South Island Championships. There is also a social netball league students often participate in, run in Twizel on Saturday mornings. Basketball – Mini ball through to representative basketball is available.

Outdoor Education 
Y0-6 classes organise an exciting, graduated programme, which includes opportunities for ice skating and skiing in the winter, and a number of other opportunities in the summer, such as camps, bush walks, visits to the sea.

Y7-10 experience one week camps at the start of the year.

At the end of the year there is Outdoor Education Week focusing on personal and group challenges.

Yr 11 – 13 PE has a strong outdoor activity focus. During the year there are also opportunities for students to take part in various activities outside normal school hours including kayaking and rock climbing.

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