MOTUEKA HIGH SCHOOL
Anchorage to Watering Cove
The iconic dune landscape at Anchorage, its estuaries and regenerating forest across to nearby Watering Cove, is Motueka High School’s special place in the park.
Motueka High School students and teachers have incorporated the Abel Tasman into every aspect of their learning. Students study subjects as diverse as biology, geography, media studies, design, science X, physics, adventure skills and outdoor education, and earn NCEA credits in a number of classes.
The school has been heavily involved in the Anchorage dune restoration where gorse was removed and native dune species planted to reduce the fire risk in the area. Almost every class that visits Anchorage helps with the weeding and maintenance of the plantings – a job not as fun as planting, but just as important.
Students in the school’s supported learning centre–The Base–are also involved in the programme, and its whānau and media studies classes are planning to incorporate the Abel Tasman into their learning in the near future.