Beyond The Gate

Throughout 2021 children will be learning some of the most important lessons in life: to be a good citizen, to contribute to our society and to think about other people and issues that are beyond our immediate lives.

Children will be taking action either within our community or addressing a national or global issue that they have identified. The outcomes of ‘beyond the gate’ will be displayed through the ways children interact with their initiatives. This relates directly to the vision of the New Zealand Curriculum which is to foster confident, connected, actively involved, life long learners.

Because our children are thinking like this and taking action, they will hopefully start to think this is normal and the way to live life.

Below is a list of many of the Beyond the Gate initiatives that children have chosen to get involved in and make a difference.


Description / Outcomes 


Visiting Ascot House retirement home: Sharing songs, drawings, cards and stories 20 children/one group each day rostered over four days.



We have made clay Christmas decorations and are in the process of making Christmas cards for The Wilson Home and Ronald McDonald House.



Making flowers and reading to/ for residents at Lady Allum Retirement home.

Beach clean up to help the environment.

Car wash to raise money for Auckland City Mission.

Various jobs for friends and neighbours.

Building awareness of using palm oil/ helping animals by making books to display at Devonport Library.

Kindergarten visits to interact with younger children.



Art made to thank doctors/nurses at Med Plus.

Donating toys to Devonport Hospice.

Art thanking coaches at North Shore Cricket Club.

Pumping up the soccer balls at North Shore United.

Visited Devonport Kindy to play with the children .

Making Lemonade to give to the Waterwise helpers on Tuesday when they are at the beach.

Art and Baking to Ascot House.

Writing letters to thank doctors at Starship and North Shore Hospital.

Beach clean up.

Thank you cards and chocolate crackle to thank VEFA organisers.



Helping the elderly - window washing dog walking, cleaning etc

We intend to allow the children to choose their own pathway for learning so there have been a variety of projects:

Beach cleanup

Raised money for SPCA by holding a bake sale.

Raised money for SPCA by selling homemade animal treats.

Promoting all girls’ basketball - visited peninsula schools, interviewed and filmed by Herald for ANZ Sport Scene, in contact with NZ basketball - project to be followed through Term 1 2019.

Promoted blanket drop for SPCA: visited and dropped off blankets.

Raised money for Deaf Society by holding a bake sale.

Raised money for Pandas WWF through gold coin donation.

Letter to council for pump track in Woodall park Narrow Neck - approved to be built next year - article in Flagstaff.