New Zealand
Schools Waterwise

The coast, lakes and rivers of our country play a large part in our lives.

At Waterwise we want to provide more Kiwi kids with the opportunity to explore and develop confidence in and around the water.

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introducing basic skills in sailing and kayaking - catering for varying pupil interests and abilities - enjoying, respecting and understanding the environment, our resources and our young people.


All children will gain experience in adopting safe practices around the water, which can then be applied to many other recreational activities.


Waterwise operates in primary and intermediate schools, during school hours. Pupils receive a minimum of three half-day sessions a term during the first and fourth terms.