Education Community Porthole
We love working with secondary schools and community groups!
The Trust feels very privileged to have many passionate Spirit of Adventure advocates from across the country. We welcome anyone who might be interested in supporting us by promoting our voyages in their region, be it your school, community group or organisation.
We'd love to hear from you if you'd like to get involved with Spirit of Adventure Trust, please drop me a line.
Work with us
Community and Engagement
Phone: 021 554 453
For General Education enquiries Email ›
13 Sep 2019
Happy Friday! One week left of Term 3 and only a few spaces left for the summer voyages. Send interested students here to book directly online - https://www.spiritofadventure.org.nz/voyages/voyage/10-day-development
10 Sep 2019
As part of the countdown to our participation in the Tuia 250 commemorations, we have been highlighting the four Masters who will see us through this Epic Journey.
Georgina (everyone calls her 'George') Micet's leg of the Tuia 250 Voyage is right in her back yard ... Whangarei to Bay of Islands. George's full-time job is Project Co-ordinator at a Whangarei shipyard and as a Relief Master, she is one of the longest-serving on the Tuia 250 crew had been with Spirit for 14 years. She lives in Whangarei and she is a firm fan of the Northland coast. The prolific marine life, beautiful anchorages and fantastic places to explore such as Whangaroa & the Poor Knights make it one of her favourite places to sail. George says the best part of her job is seeing trainees and crew walk off the Ship at the end of the voyage feeling 10 feet tall and knowing they're going home buzzing from the whole experience. George has some encouraging words for young people thinking of a career on the water: "GO for it! The rewards are outstanding with memories and shipmates that will last a lifetime."
09 Sep 2019
Exciting news! The 2020/2021 sailing schedule is very close to going live on our website. Keep an eye on your inbox for when they do. Or call Julia in the office if you have any questions - 021 55 44 53
03 Sep 2019
Today we are at the Auckland Netball centre on Allison Ferguson Drive in Auckland. We will be here from 9am till 2pm chatting to people about the 2020 Inspiration voyage. Come and say hi if you are in the area!
30 Aug 2019
We had a great time in Central Otago this week!
Was lovely to catch up with everyone in Dunedin, Central Otago and Queenstown
16 Aug 2019
Wow, where has the year gone? Latest "School news" in your inbox today. Didn't get it?
Please contact Julia on Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Weekend all!
31 Jul 2019
Last day for Individuals to book online to secure their Tuia250 voyage berth.
29 Jul 2019
For those asking.....Where is the ship? The Ship has gone to refit for 4 weeks. This means, the ship heads north to Whangarei. The crew will spend the next 4 weeks working through a list of "to do's". This helps us ensure the Ship is in tip-top shape for another 11 months on the water. So no sailing till the end of August.
23 Jul 2019
Diving into Term 3!
15 Jul 2019
Work with young people? Fancy coming on board for 3 hours on Sunday 21st July?
Please email email@example.com if you are interested!
09 Jul 2019
Working away at informing students who have been successful in the Tuia 250 ballot. Not everyone will be able to take their spaces so please hold tight as we make our way through the list and waitlist. Any questions please don't hesitate to phone.
03 Jul 2019
I see the light at the end of the Term 2 tunnel. It has been a whirlwind of careers expos, voyages and lots of awesome meetings. I raise a toast to you all for making it through another term. I hope you get a restful, relaxing and safe term break. You have earnt it!
25 Jun 2019
The applications to be part of the 2019 Tuia 250 Flotilla closed on Sunday night after a fantastic amount of interest. We are so excited to be part of this. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
22 Jun 2019
Come on down to TSB Arena in Wellington today and say hello!
Always fun to be back in the the Windy Capitial City.
10 Jun 2019
It was so great to have 30 teachers from around the NZ join us for the long weekend. It hailed, the sun shone and the rain came down but we still climbed the mast, had morning swims and set sails.
04 Jun 2019
And we are live!
We are now taking expressions of interest for school-nominated individual students and school groups for this unique opportunity and we would love you to be a part of it.
For two months, from the 5 October 2019 through to the 1 December 2019, the Spirit of New Zealand will join the Tuia 250 flotilla. And, as part of this commemorative flotilla, there is the chance to get on board free of charge* and experience one of the seven voyages planned.
* costs to get to and from the departure and arrival ports are at the expense of the individual.
DIFFERENT VOYAGES AVAILABLE
1. Mātātahi Voyage Leg - (5 October)
First leg into Turanganui-a-Kiwa for the Opening Ceremony of Tuia - Encounters 250. Open to 16 to 18-year-old students holding a Leadership position within the school.
- Each school can nominate up to two individual students and they will need to apply.
- Students can enter the ballot here - Individual Expression of Interest Form
- Applications close - 23 June at 10pm.
2. Mātāohi Voyage Legs - (21 & 28 October, 3 & 25 November)
For teams of 10 students and one teacher. Open to all Secondary schools, throughout Aotearoa. There are four dates and voyages to select from.
- You are welcome to enter the ballot for as many dates as you like.
- You can enter the ballot here – Group Expression of Interest Form
- Applications close - 23 June at 10pm.
3. Mātāpakari Voyage Legs - (10 October & 15 November)
Open Secondary schools also have the chance to nominate up to two individual students to apply to be Tuia 250 Voyage Trainees. These voyages are for 16 to 18-year-old students.
- Students can enter the ballot here – Individual Expression of Interest Form
- Applications close - 23 June at 10pm.
Please feel free to forward on this email to other people in your school that may be interested in this Voyage.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.
PH 093732060 Ext 1 | M 021 554453 |
29 May 2019
This week we are visiting the Far North as part of a careers road show. If you ever want us to visit your career expo please get in touch with Julia today on 021 55 44 53 or email@example.com
23 May 2019
The Autumn sailing conditions have been excellent!
15 May 2019
We are excited to announce that we will be attending this years Sort it Careers expo. We will be on Stand 36 at Fly Palmy at the following times -
Thursday 16th May
9.30am - 3.30pm
6pm - 8pm
If you or one of your colleagues are coming along with students, we would love you to come by and say hello.
08 May 2019
We are looking forward to catching up with all our Canterbury schools this week at -
The Careers Expo https://www.careersexpo.org.nz/expos/christchurch-2019
01 May 2019
Just like that it is May!
Need better weekend stories? Our annual in-water survival overnight voyage is next month. In partnership with Coastguard Boating Education, this two-day course gives you the skills to survive an unexpected immersion event. So much cooler than doing the course in a swimming pool don't ya think? Open to those aged 15 yrs & over. Places are strictly limited and we have only a handful left. June 15 & 16. Sign up now at http://bit.ly/unexpectedimmersion#betterweekendstories
17 Apr 2019
Seriously, have you seen anything more beautiful out on the water?
13 Apr 2019
Well done Whanganui High on your recent Trophy win. Thanks Craig Adams for everything you do.
"They don't always shine in standard classrooms and this is an opportunity for them to do so in a completely different way," Adam said.
04 Apr 2019
Now it is your turn! https://www.spiritofadventure.org.nz/voyages/voyage/youth-sector-sailing
01 Apr 2019
Pinch and a punch for the first of the month! Can you believe we have almost survived Term 1!
Bookings for Term 2 and July holidays now online - https://www.spiritofadventure.org.nz/voyages/voyage/10-day-development
25 Mar 2019
Super successful Road show in Whangarei last week. It was fantastic to put some faces to names. We look forward to seeing you all onboard soon!
06 Mar 2019
We have had a fantastic Summer in the South. The ship is back in the North Island now and will be returning to Auckland on the 19th of March.
26 Feb 2019
It is with huge gratitude we are able to share this story put together by the Otago Daily Times.
19 Feb 2019
Did you know we are running a voyage for anyone in the Youth Sector this year? You can find the details here - https://www.spiritofadventure.org.nz/voyages/voyage/youth-sector-sailing
15 Feb 2019
Are your students in need of financial help to get onboard? Get in touch with Julia - 021 55 44 53 to discuss the options.
07 Feb 2019
Short week feels!
04 Feb 2019
Tonnes of interest flowing in about 2019 Trophy Voyages. Still a few spaces left if you are quick contact Julia today - firstname.lastname@example.org
29 Jan 2019
You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water
25 Jan 2019
I hope everyone enjoys the last weekend before school starts back! Lucky for Auckland/Northlanders its a long one.
18 Jan 2019
We are all ready for 2019 to start back next week - are you?
15 Jan 2019
Welcome back to those teachers who have come in early to prep! We look forward to working with you again in 2019!
11 Jan 2019
We are having a great time travelling the Country. Some stunning photos from over Summer....You can check out more on our Faceboook page but below is a taster.
08 Jan 2019
05 Jan 2019
That Summertime feeling.....
01 Jan 2019
07 Dec 2018
Wahoo Summer voyages are well underway!
30 Nov 2018
We took some lucky students out with the Eat My Lunch crew and this is some feedback we got -
"'Dear Spirit Adventure trust and Eat My Lunch people
It was a great adventure indeed and we all loved it, I enjoyed having the chance to help pull up the sails and help the boat get out to the sea. The food from Eat My Lunch was amazing and it was really nice to have such a great morning tea. The views from the harbour were amazing and will last forever.
The whole trip was a fantastic adventure and I hope I can do it again"
"Thank you for the opportunity to go onto the Spirit of Adventure boat and giving me the privilege to help with the sails and experience what’s it is like to manage a boat. The lunch provided by Eat My Lunch was very nice to have, I really enjoyed it. It was a great experience and wish to be able to do it again. Thank you :)
27 Nov 2018
We have loved having all you Wellingtonians on board over the weekend! The ship is now off with 40 16 - 18-year-olds for 10days. Returning back to Queens Wharf next week to drop 40 youth off and pick up another 40!
23 Nov 2018
What a mad week of weather! We are looking forward to starting off our 10-day voyages for the summer season...still a few spots left if you know of anyone keen to join us for the summer of their life!
21 Nov 2018
Thanks for all the support at the CATE conference work shop. We are working hard on getting back to everyone who requested more information and cementing ties with our valuable school contacts
20 Nov 2018
The ship has had a great time in Napier. Shout out if you have seen her. Lets hope the snow melts by the time we hit the South Island!
20 Nov 2018
Congradulations to Kathy Miln from Tamaki College. The Spirit of Adventure Trust Spirit Coordinator of the Year 2018!
16 Nov 2018
Was so fantastic to catch up with everyone at CATE this week. So great to get to know more about you, your school and communtiy. See you in Hawkes Bay!!
15 Nov 2018
What a fantastic day out on the water in Tauranga today. Thanks for having us....next stop Napier!
13 Nov 2018
Let us know if you see the ship as it heads around the country.....we would love to see your snaps! #spiritofnz #spiritofadventuretrust
10 Nov 2018
Can't wait to see you all at CATE!
07 Nov 2018
Bookings are now open for anyone in the Youth Sector wanting to join a voyage. Normally a voyage like this would cost $680 however we are able to offer this to anyone in the Youth Sector for just $500. Details are can be found here here
06 Nov 2018
Huge congratulations to our two prize winners! Nice work to all those that got their forms in and booked before the closing date.
Briar for winning the GoPro and Milan for winning a Day Sail on board the ship for his whole family!
05 Nov 2018
Check out the latest Newsletter - with a chance to win!! http://zc.vg/f9VB?m=0
05 Nov 2018
Please submit your selection for 2019/2020 Trophy by the end of the week. Ballot will be drawn on Friday.
02 Nov 2018
Fantastic afternoon at Kristin College prize giving! Congrats to the 4 students that have been selected. We look forward to having you on board soon.
01 Nov 2018
2018/2019 Sailings are now online! Book here
29 Oct 2018
Are your Year 10 students keen to join a 5-day Trophy Voyage? Check out all the dates here
15 Oct 2018
Good luck for Term 4 everyone!
01 Oct 2018
21 Sep 2018
Annnd RELAX! Happy school holidays :-)
02 Jul 2018
Julia will be in Canterbury this week. If any one is keen on a meeting please don't hesitate to get in touch email@example.com
13 Jul 2017
Message from our CEO - While the country is currently experiencing some adverse weather conditions, Spirit of New Zealand is enjoying a relatively pleasant motor sail in a 12 knot breeze.
Tonight (Thursday) the ship is expecting to anchor in Mimiwhangata Bay overnight, north of Tutukaka which will see it well sheltered from the expected south westerly winds.
The thinking is then to get around to the Bay of Islands possibly Friday or Saturday.
With winds expected to stay in the westerly quarter for the next day or two, the Spirit of New Zealand is well positioned in the lee of the land to handle the effects of the current adverse weather - Dean Lawerence
19 Jan 2017
Regarding the adverse weather that is currently being reported for much of the country; Spirit of New Zealand is fine and well enjoying the beauty of Kawau Bay.
09 Jan 2017
Do you know who controls the social media for your school? I have a great post you can use to promote the Spirit of New Zealand if you are keen. Just email me - firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
04 Jan 2017
Happy New Year. Hope you are all enjoying the break. I am still in the office if you need anything or have any questions.
22 Dec 2016
Merry Christmas to all. Have a safe and happy holiday season.
31 Oct 2016
Good luck with exams everyone!!
06 Oct 2016
Only a few more days before students go back! Any students not sitting exams we have spaces on the two voyages in October. Please get in touch if you have someone that might be suitable.
16 Sep 2016
I will be in Southland the first week of term 4 if anyone wants to catch up. Contact me on email@example.com to arrange a time.
13 Sep 2016
Sorry school coordinators - you can no longer "log in" on the website. Feel free to phone me 021 055 4453 if you want to chat about this further or I will be in your area soon to come and chat about them.
12 Sep 2016
I will be in Wellington 19th September - 22nd of September if anyone wants a visit please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
25 Aug 2016
Voyage 723 is now sold out!
15 Aug 2016
We now have 4 female spaces on Voyage 723 if anyone is keen to apply! It is in school holidays. 2nd October - 11th October 2016. Feel free to put in school notices or on social media to let your students know.
10 Aug 2016
Scholarships and spaces are available on Voyage 724 - 11th October/20th October and Voyage 725 - 20th October/29th October 2016. Given how close to exams this is we will be flexible with interested 15 year old students. Apply directly online now!
09 Aug 2016
The Ship is looking ship shape with refit. Looking fresh!
01 Aug 2016
Julia is away between 4-12 August 2016 with no access to email or phones. Please contact the office on 0800 472 454 or direct your email to email@example.com to help with anything you might need.
24 Jul 2016
You may notice on our sailing schedule that Spirit of New Zealand isn’t sailing for a while – she is going into refit and will be back in action in time for September school holidays.
04 Jul 2016
We are LIVE! Most of you will know how excited we are for this! Please let us know your feedback
Who we work with
CATE’s focus is on the career education of youth and their transition from school into the wider world of employment, training and/or further education.
This is an increasingly important role as employment opportunities and the skills required for work are changing rapidly. CATE exists to ensure that young people are given the best possible advice from professional careers staff.
North Waikato and Taranaki Bluelight have been working with us for the last few years, sponsoring youth from their local communities to take part in our 10-day programme. Students return from their voyage, motivated and excited about their future.
As one of the key partners of the Hyundai funded Pinnacle Programme, Spirit of Adventure assists to grow and develop future New Zealand leaders. This unique mentoring programme is for passionate teenagers between 15-18 years from a variety of backgrounds and hailing from all corners of New Zealand. Twenty students per year are selected for Stage One of the programme, during which they complete a 10-day voyage aboard Spirit of New Zealand. This phase lays the foundations for self-exploration and personal development.
- “The friendships I made were the greatest gift of the voyage.”
- Ariana, Mt Maunganui
- “I have gained such a positive outlook on life.”
- Jarred, Whitianga