At Pinehurst, we endeavour to develop the whole child and part of that development relates to co-curricular activities. We offer a number of sporting and cultural activities, together with a series of education opportunities outside the classroom.
Pinehurst students’ participation and success in sport is exceptional, with many of our students North Harbour and National representatives in their chosen sports.
Music is an integral part of Pinehurst School life. All students gain a grounding in music through the Years 1 – 6 classroom music programme.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Awards
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award is a highly respected International Youth Development Programme of leisure activities, undertaken by all Year 10 students who work towards their Bronze Award. Many choose to continue with this very popular programme, working in later years towards their Silver and Gold Awards.
Drama & Dance
During your child’s schooling at Pinehurst they will be involved in a theatre production within their school level. We have a policy of regular production for Primary and College students. From Primary, students have the opportunity to compete against other schools in the Foxtrot, Cha Cha Cha, Jive and Samba at the DanceSport4schools dance competition.
Visual Art is highly valued at Pinehurst and the children’s artwork is displayed throughout the school. From their first day at school, children participate within the classroom art programme.
Starting at Year 2 we offer a Lego programme based on simple machines and mechanisms. From Years 3-6, Robotics sits under our Enrichment Program, which fuels students' curiosity and passion for science, engineering, and problem-solving. Using advanced sets like WeDo2.0, Spike Essentials, Mindstorm Ev3, and Spike Prime, students embark on exciting projects that challenge their skills and creativity. From defining problems and brainstorming solutions to building prototypes and analysing data, our program encourages critical thinking and innovation.
We are currently redeveloping our extra-curricular Robotics Program taught in college.
School camps are an important and very popular aspect of school life. From Year 3 onwards, our students benefit greatly from superbly run camp programmes. In addition, many students have the opportunity to undertake international trips.
Pinehurst is proud to be an Enviro School and is actively committed to long-term change and sustainability practices and action throughout the school community. Designed to engage young people in creating healthy, peaceful and sustainable schools and communities.