Airpoints™ for Schools - Selected schools 2020

Your donations are making a difference to Kiwi kids

We are working with our Airpoints for Schools recipients and supporting any changes to their travel plans following the impact of COVID-19.

Airpoints™ for Schools supports New Zealand school communities by enabling them to benefit from educational travel. The programme aims to provide new opportunities to Kiwi kids who might otherwise not have the chance to travel and broaden their horizons. Airpoints Dollar™ donations from Airpoints members, matched by Air New Zealand, help schools with domestic or international flight costs, giving our aspiring young leaders the opportunity to gain new experiences, knowledge and inspiration to reach their potential.

The 10 schools participating in this year's programme were selected for outstanding environmental, cultural, community or academic objectives - learn about their amazing projects and goals below. Thanks to generous support from Airpoints members, schools are now closer to embarking on their journeys. We are working with each school to support any changes to their travel plans following the impact of COVID-19. Stay tuned and follow their stories below.

Tatuanui School - Morrinsville

Tatuanui School - Morrinsville

As an Enviroschool, Tatuanui students are involved in a planting programme and would love to visit Zealandia Eco-Sanctuary in Wellington to learn more about growing seedlings.
A16,940 donation target
Northland College - Kaikohe

Northland College - Kaikohe

Rural students want to fly to Vietnam to experience a different country, history and culture. Their trip is centred around volunteer opportunities in local Vietnamese communities.
A20,000 donation target
Kaikoura High School - Kaikoura

Kaikoura High School - Kaikoura

The school's Japanese class would love to practise their language skills in Japan and experience the culture and history first-hand, staying with local host families in Hiroshima.
A15,210 donation target
Lytton High School - Gisborne

Lytton High School - Gisborne

Students in the school's Free to Write course want to inspire their writing by visiting the global family of Freedom Writers in Los Angeles and the Museum of Tolerance.
A20,000 donation target
Paeroa Christian School - Paeroa

Paeroa Christian School - Paeroa

Students want to demonstrate their school's guiding values of community service by volunteering on local farms, running school programmes and visiting orphanages in Fiji.
A10,374 donation target
Hastings Girls' & Hastings Boys High Schools - Hastings

Hastings Girls' & Hastings Boys High Schools - Hastings

The schools' Kapa Haka group, a source of pride and strength for their entire school community, have qualified to compete in the National Schools' Kapa Haka Finals in Auckland.
A18,096 donation target
Te Kura o Waitahanui - Waitahanui

Te Kura o Waitahanui - Waitahanui

Students will share their school's journey to become Kura ā Iwi, whereby Te Reo Māori and Ngāti Tūtemohutanga is the curriculum, attending the World Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Education in Adelaide.
A7,000 donation target
Mokoia School - Mokoia

Mokoia School - Mokoia

Students want to extend their study of natural disasters outside the classroom by visiting Christchurch to experience the effects of earthquakes and learn about the rebuild process.
A3,874 donation target
Waiouru School - Waiouru

Waiouru School - Waiouru

The school's New Zealand Sign Language group want to fly to Christchurch to perform songs for Van Asch Deaf School, and further develop their skills and love of the language.
A5,004 donation target
Kaiapoi North School - Kaiapoi

Kaiapoi North School - Kaiapoi

Students will represent NZ at the FIRST LEGO League Asia Pacific Competition in Sydney, using innovation to create solutions for sustainable, earthquake safe housing in Christchurch.
A3,600 donation target