Since 1995 Cromwell College has been at the forefront of residentially-based academy learning. The Cromwell College Apartments offer secondary students in Years 12 and 13 a chance to experience a unique transition between life at home and the world of work or tertiary study and also experiencing an exciting Outdoor Pursuits programme.
There are four flats each containing five or six single bedrooms, bathroom and toilet facilities, a fully equipped kitchen and a lounge. Laundry and common room facilities are shared between the four six student flats. Students have access to a sunny communal courtyard and extensive grassed areas.
The strength of the Apartments programme is that students get to develop fantastic lifeskills such as cooking, planning, washing and getting on with one another. We support them throughout the whole process of learning to live in a flatting-style situation while they also take part in the Sunday Outdoor Pursuits Programme.
Jim Hughes is our current Apartments manager. His primary role is to ensure that the pastoral care of the students living in the Apartments is maintained to a consistently high level. Recent ERO reviews confirm the high quality care and support provided to our senior boarding students.
The adult managers live on site and assist students with all aspects of the flatting experience. With the help and guidance of the managers, each flat looks after its own cooking, cleaning, menu and budget planning. Communal shared meals and outings are a significant part of life at the Apartments.
All the students who live at the Apartments must take part in the Outdoor Pursuits Programme. This programme makes the most of the beautiful Central Otago environment and includes tramping, mountain biking, climbing, adventure racing and skiing.
There is an expectation that Apartment students are committed to the Outdoor Pursuits Programme, a full programme of study at the College and the Life Skills Programme. Our experience has shown that students who make these commitments have an outstanding and successful year and are well-prepared to take on the challenges of the next step in their lives.
Please feel free to contact the Apartments Manager or the Principal for further information about the College Apartments, Outdoor Pursuits Academy and our school.