We have a programme of English and Activities, just for the more mature student over 40 years old. We run four programmes a year, each four weeks long. The first is in January / February, the second in March / April, the third in October / November and the fourth in November / December. Students can also study extra weeks of General English before and after their 40+ course. The programme has English lessons every morning from 9am to 12 noon. The students join in classes with other international students of all ages from the General English programme. In the afternoons they take part in an Activity Programme for three afternoons, where the activities are sightseeing, wine tasting, bush walking, beach visits, cultural events, farm visits, garden visits etc. The excursions may commence at 1pm or 3pm. There is free time for the other two afternoons. Additional excursions or tuition on these free time afternoons will cost extra. Activity Programme (minimum of 6 students) The class takes part in three activities per week from the following sample list. Other excursions may be substituted as appropriate. Participants in the 40+ course must be in good health and be able to take part in moderate physical activity.
  • Napier city tour
  • Art Deco walk
  • Mission Estate Winery visit and wine tasting
  • Jewellery making
  • Te Mata Peak sightseeing
  • Farm visit and farm show
  • Maori culture
  • Cape Kidnappers Gannet Reserve
  • Waipatiki beach walk
  • Arataki Honey shop
  • Estuary walk
  • Sheepskin shop visit and factory tour
  • Planetarium night sky display
  • Mini golf and driving range
  • Boutique movie theatre
Course Dates 29 Jan to 23 Feb 5 Mar – 30 Mar 8 Oct – 2 Nov 12 Nov – 7 Dec