Lift young dreams above the clouds with Airpoints™ for Schools

Your donations help to broaden horizons for Kiwi kids.

The Airpoints™ for Schools programme supports New Zealand school communities by giving Kiwi kids an opportunity to take flight for educational travel experiences. Airpoints Dollar™ donations from both Airpoints members and Air New Zealand help schools with their flight costs, giving aspiring young leaders the opportunity to gain knowledge and inspiration to reach their potential.

Check out the schools participating in this year's programme below, and learn about the amazing projects and goals that they are working towards. Schools have been selected for outstanding environmental, cultural, social or academic goals, and with a little more support, they can get their dreams off the ground.

  • Flying, skiing, and gold panning for the first time, students took every opportunity on their trip to learn something new.
    Target reached: 20,000  

    Read more about their journey to Queenstown
  • Four students represented New Zealand at the 2018 International Problem Solving Competition in Wisconsin.
    Target Reached: 14,000 

    Read more about their journey to Wisconsin
  • A group of students attended the World Dance Congress in Adelaide to showcase Māori and Pacific Island dance and to participate in intercultural dance exchanges.
    Target Reached: 16,400  

    Read more about their journey to Adelaide
  • Students embraced New Zealand’s history, experienced Māori culture and learnt about the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in Waitangi and the surrounding areas of Russell.
    Target Reached: 16,200 

    Read more about their journey to Waitangi
  • The school’s Mandarin language class will be flying to China to connect with their sister school as part of a cultural exchange.
    Target Reached: 15,000 
  • The entire school will be boarding an airplane for the first time to study New Zealand's marine life in Dunedin.
    Target Reached: 20,000 
  • The school's Concert Band students will be travelling to Wellington to perform on a national level at the Wellington Bands and Orchestras Festival.
    Target Reached: 18,000 
  • Three students will be competing in the Technovation Challenge in San Francisco with their award-winning environmental app.
    Target Reached: 10,500 
  • The school's senior rugby team will be flying to Brisbane as part of a leadership initiative.
    Target Reached: 17,200 
  • The entire school will be travelling to Hawaii to learn more about the history and ancestral home of Maori.
    Target Reached: 17,400 
  • Four students will be travelling to London for the first time to learn more about British War and maritime history.
    Target Reached: 17,600 
  • A group of students will travel to Wellington to learn more about the city's history, and to visit Te Papa and the New Zealand Parliament Buildings.
    Target Reached: 12,200 
  • Students will be getting onboard an airplane for the first time for their journey to Wellington, where they will visit Te Papa, Weta Workshop and the New Zealand Parliament Buildings.
    Target Reached: 15,700 
  • Senior students will be travelling to Rotorua to learn about Maori culture and its significance to New Zealand's history.
    Target Reached: 16,400 
  • The school's Japanese language class will be travelling to Japan to connect with their sister school and immerse themselves in the local culture.
    Target Reached: 20,000 
  • A group of students will be travelling to Wellington to expand their knowledge of New Zealand history and to visit the He Tohu Exhibition and Te Papa.
    Target Reached: 7,300 
  • Students will be travelling to Wellington to explore the capital city and learn more about New Zealand and its history.
    Target Reached: 10,200 
  • The school will be travelling to Christchurch to learn more about the city, and to experience its innovative rebuild first hand.
    Target Reached: 7,600 
  • Students will be travelling outside of New Zealand for the first time to experience the Gold Coast and its multitude of cultural and educational activities.
    Target Reached: 20,000 
  • A group of students will be travelling to Wellington to visit Te Papa, the New Zealand Parliament Buildings and to immerse themselves in the city's history.
    Target Reached: 6,200