School Leaders

For Ages 16-18 Duration 21 days

Specifically designed for students in a leadership role during Year 12 or 13. Learn how to inspire others and be a great role model, while getting in touch with your values and understanding how they guide personal decisions.

The School Leaders course taught me how to be a great leader – speak up and be confident because if you lead by great example others will follow.

Nikita Roberts



Bookings & Fees

7-27 April 2023 || Applications open from 1 February 2023



The School Leaders programme aligns with our Mind Body Soul course but with a specific focus on developing leadership. The following additional activities and support are included: 

  • Opportunity to be the leader for a day and receive specific leadership feedback
  • Leadership workshops exploring: High performing teams and leadership skills such as mind set and empathy
  • Specific leadership workbook with leadership models and worksheets
  • Inspirational speaker (previous speakers include Billy Graham and the Outward Bound School Director)
  • Facilitation focused on connecting to real life personal leadership challenges and successes
  • Action planning and goal setting session directed towards your leadership role

During enrolment, applicants are required to provide evidence of their leadership role.


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Are you completing the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award? Select Outward Bound courses can be used to complete your Adventurous Journey section and/or Residential section. Find more information here.

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  • An understanding of different leadership mindsets and identification of your own leadership style
  • Explore and build on your leadership strengths
  • Communication skills including inspiring, coaching and understanding others perspectives
  • How to be part of a high performing team
  • New networks and relationships with other young leaders across NZ
  • An understanding of how your personal values influence you as a leader.

What you'll need

Check out the course gear list for a full run down on what to bring to your course and what not to.

Gear list



Some of our commonly asked questions answered...

Yes, all students on this course need to provide written endorsement from a teacher that they hold an active leadership position.

Yes. We encourage families to get in touch with our Enrolments team to find out more. You can contact them on 0800 688 927.

We have 14 spots available. The course is only held once a year.

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