OUR PROGRAMS

“Building the next generation of active and contributing members of society who are resilient, thoughtful and connected to their community.”

 

Taupo Blue Light has a suite of school based programs developed around the holistic health model

TE WHARE TAPA WHA.  Each program is developed in conjunction with the school to reflect their schools needs using physical activity as a vehicle to empower the rangitahi through teaching them problem solving, bush craft, shelter building, map reading and goal setting.

The program is run in various outdoor locations in the Taupo urban area and designed to show rangitahi places they can visit with their whanau.  During the course they learn about healthy relationships, mental & physical well-being and how to overcome challenges.

Te Whare Tapa Wha

WHAIA TO MANA

We have developed this program which is designed to support Years 7&8 rangitahi with their self-esteem, mental health and general well-being, while teaching life skills.  It is an outdoors based program using physical activity as a vehicle to empower the rangitahi, through teaching them problem solving, bush craft, shelter building, map reading and goal setting.

The program is run in various outdoor locations in the Taupo urban area, designed to show rangitahi places they can visit with their whanau.  During the course they will learn about healthy relationships, mental & physical well-being and how to overcome challenges.

CACTUS

CACTUS

Project C.A.C.T.U.S. is run nationwide and is an 8 week intensive, community based program of physical training and mentoring.  In other parts of the country it is known as Blue E.D.G.E. (Empower, Develop, Grow, Engage) The program is developed using a range of experiences targeting youth within a specific Secondary School.

 

The project objectives include:

  • Assist and support local youth through developing relationships

  • Instil mind and body discipline

  • Mentor youth; reduce offending and drug & alcohol abuse

  • Build team cohesion, spirit and awareness of their ability to achieve beyond expectations

  • Encourage & teach mindfulness & gratitude 

  • Develop leadership

KAIWHAKATERE

Te Whare Tapa Wha

We have developed this program delivered to a group of teenagers who are attending the Alternative Education School.  The program targets key areas of wellness, well being and social behaviours.

 

The objective of the program is not just to assist in these students returning to mainstream schooling, but to develop thoughtful and contributing members of their school while empowering connectivity to their community and empowering them to be resilient and confident in who they are as a person.

Te Whare Tapa Wha

TE ITI KAHURANGI

Similar to Whai Te Mana, this program is designed to support Years 7&8 rangitahi with their self-esteem, mental health and general well-being, while teaching life skills.  It is an outdoors based program using physical activity as a vehicle to empower the rangitahi, through teaching them problem solving, bush craft, shelter building, map reading and goal setting.

The program is run in various outdoor locations in the Taupo urban area, designed to show rangitahi places they can visit with their whanau.  During the course they will learn about healthy relationships, mental & physical well-being and how to overcome challenges.