Are there academic requirements such as trips or other activities that cost money in addition to school fees?
Each year there is a required EOTC trip (Education Outside the Classroom) for every grade. These range from activities around the city to weeklong excursions. My oldest did an outward-bound type of trip at Mt. Ruapehu during her junior year and a week in Napier/Hastings in her senior year. The youngest went on a camping trip near Nelson on the South Island the first year and took excursions around the city the second year. During the third year the girls spent a few days with some Maori hosts at a Marae not too far away. - May 2013