Trading the classroom for the outdoors, a group of Y13 students have trekked to the top of the highest waterfall in the North Island. Thirty-five keen students hiked from the Matamata side of the Kaimas last month to see the spectacular Wairere Falls. Led by Mr Watson and Mr Syme, the Y13 Outdoor Education trip taught students about the Environmental Care Code, risk management and outdoor cooking. It also provided valuable learning about the history, cultural importance and significance of the falls to tangata whenua and its role as an access route between Tauranga Moana and the Waikato basin. Thanks to parent helpers Lisa Clarke and Cathy Eastergaard.