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ATC Students Help Their Local Community With Cyclone Recovery Efforts

March 1, 2023

In the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle, students from our ATCMilitary Prep Programme were among the fellows helping with recovery efforts in their local community.

The A J Seeley Gully Reserve in Hamilton is the result of a 60year long ongoing project to restore and protect native plants. This project was started by Dr Alwyn Seeley to turn 2.5 hectares of barren land into lushnative greenery which many native birds call their home. Seeley gifted the landto the Hamilton City Council in 2003, and they now recruit volunteers to maintain the reserve.

Post cyclone, the effects on the gully were prominent. Winds were strong enough to cause trees to fall, not only blocking walkways but also damaging the homes of native wildlife.

On Monday 27th February, around 30 students from NZSE College Hamilton volunteered to clean up the mess at A J Seeley Gully Reserve left behind by Cyclone Gabrielle. They removed blocks of wood from where the trees had fallen to clear up the area for replanting. These efforts not only helped to clean up the reserve but to improve the biodiversity of Aotearoa.

We're grateful to have fostered students willing to give back to their region in times of need. It is with programmes like our ATC Military Prep courses that their hearts grow and we can truly see how much they love their community.

Ourschool of Foundational Pathways courses prepare students to be academically, mentally and physically ready for working in the community in the NZ DefenseForce (NZDF), Fire Services, Army, police, Search and Rescue (SAR), Customs andSecurity sectors. Our programmes range from levels 1 to 3. Click to view our programmes below:

Certificate in Fitness and Recreation Level 1, Vocational Pathways - Military Prep Level 2, NZ Certificate in Security Level 3 and Uniformed Services Level 3.

Every year, ATC holds an annual competition where all students from our three campuses: Manukau, Waikato, and Waitakere, come together to compete for the top honours within ATC.

The ATC Terminator Challenge is designed to be fun and exciting, whilst also testing the physical, mental, and strategic potential of our students to achieve success as a team. It has been two long years on hold, but the challenge makes its 2022 comeback with drill and circuit challenges, endurance sports, team work strategy, tug-of-war and so much more.

This year we will hold our ATC Terminator Event on Thursday 27th October 2022 at:

  • Parade and drill competition: Shadbolt Park - Suburbs Rugby Club, 130 Portage Rd, New Lynn,
  • Terminator physical challenge: Motu Moana Scout Camp, 140 Connaught St, Blockhouse Bay

You are invited!

A terminator challenge is an event the whole family can enjoy.
Bring your whanau, tell your neighbour, iwi, communities. Share it on social media!
Support one another, celebrate victories, and connect with friends on this day of exciting challenges.

Get in touch for more information
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