Airpoints™ for Schools journeys

See how more than 400 Kiwi kids have benefited from the programme.

Airpoints™ for Schools and Airpoints members have helped more than 400 Kiwi students from across the country broaden their horizons through travel. Selected for their outstanding environmental, cultural, social or educational goals, these schools were given the opportunity to embark on an educational travel experience to a wide range of destinations within New Zealand and overseas. Read the school stories below to see how the programme has enabled aspiring young leaders to gain new experiences, knowledge, and inspiration to reach their potential.

  • The entire Maheno School will visit Wellington's Te Papa museum, to view the Maheno display at the Gallipoli exhibition, and learn more about the origin and significance of this relic. 
  • A group of Auckland students will be flying to Gisborne to compete for the first prize in the National Primary Schools Kapa Haka competition. 
  • A group of Otamarakau students will be travelling to Queenstown for a leadership camp, with a focus on tourism and careers. 
  • The senior class of a small, rural school will be visiting Weta Workshops and Capital E in Wellington, to see how their digital training can open future career pathways. 
  • A group of rural Southland students will be broadening their horizons in the big city of Melbourne, through an exchange with its sister school. 
  • A group of Rosehill students will attend the Special Olympics National Summer Games in Wellington, to compete in athletics and basketball. 
  • Waiharara School will experience their first plane trip and travel to the South Island to see snow, hunt greenstone and experience the various mountains and lakes. 
  • Gisborne students will travel to Christchurch to understand the impact of earthquakes and learn about protecting natural resources and sea life.