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School Terms 2017


Term 1: 31 January - 13 April

Term 2: 1 May - 7 July

Term 3: 24 July - 29 September

Term 4: 16 October - 13 December

School Terms 2018


Term 1: 30 January - 13 April

Term 2: 30 April - 6 July

Term 3: 23 July - 28 September

Term 4: 15 October - 7 December



NavQuest Challenge

The challenge is a three hour orienteering race organised by the Sir Edmond Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre of New Zealand. Teams navigated their way around Waiuku Forest using map bearings and a compass.

NavQuest Challenge – Adventure Racing Club

Two teams from the Northcote College Adventure Racing Club participated along with 31 regional schools in the annual NavQuest Challenge on 27th May 2012.

The challenge is a three hour orienteering race organised by the Sir Edmond Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre of New Zealand. Teams navigated their way around Waiuku Forest using map bearings and a compass.

Orienteering is a sport requiring endurance, problem solving, speed, agility and team work.
There are many types of orienteering including canoe, ski, mountain bike and foot orienteering and geocaching in which there is a secret cache hidden at the end of the trail.

The Adventure Racing Club Team

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 Left to right: Pane Hylton, Alexandra Sutherland, Jessica Neville, Victoria Wilkinson, Marl Jones, Sam Strong-Christmas, Grace Makene.  


All students are welcome to join this new school club. With many other events scheduled this year, there is always an adventure to be had.  Enquiries can be directed to Mr Nigel Pizzini (School Counsellor).

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