Student Life

Solway College's vision of guiding our students to being lifelong learners making excellence happen is enabled by providing stimulating, relevant extra-curricular activities. Outside our classroom students are provided with wide ranging opportunities to grow and learn through direct experiences. Programmes and activities encourage students to prepare for their future beyond school. Outdoor Education, Sport and Arts programmes, in addition to community participation and peer leadership programmes, promote fun, challenging and interactive learning opportunities.

Solway College’s boarding houses provide a supportive platform for co-curricular activities and programmes and offer a unique opportunity to experience individual growth, development and self-management.

Solway College programmes and opportunities include:

  • Athletics Archery
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Intercollegiate Shakespeare
  • Adventure learning
  • Cricket
  • Field trips
  • Equestrian
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Opera/Ballet trips
  • Young New Zealanders Challenge
  • Hockey
  • ICAS English & Writing
  • Indian Cultural Activities
  • Choir
  • School Council
  • Kapahaka Group involvement
  • Library Group
  • Matharapa competition
  • Mountain Biking
  • Music Instrument Tuition
  • Netball
  • Outdoor Education
  • Outward Bound
  • Peer Mentoring, Support and tutoring
    (SWAT group)
  • Photography
  • Public Speaking
  • Rock Bands
  • Rugby
  • SADD (students Against Driving Drunk)
  • School Council
  • Spirit of Adventure
  • Sheilah Winn – Shakespeare
  • Skiing
  • Smallbore Rifle Shooting
  • Snowboarding
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Ten-Pin Bowling
  • Wairarapa Outdoor Pursuits (WOP)
  • Touch
  • Touch Rugby
  • Tramping
  • Vocal Tuition
  • Volleyball
  • Writer's Workshops
  • Young Enterprise Scheme
  • Cultural Extravaganza
  • Debating
  • Drama House, Whole school production
  • Talent Quest
  • Technology Challenge
  • Pavement Art
  • Bush restoration Environment Group
  • Horizons Programme
  • End of year activity week
  • World Vision fundraising


Curriculum