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Schools Programme

Due Drop Events Centre 

After a challenging couple of years limited to only an online version of our programme, we are ecstatic to see that our schools programme has not only resumed where we left off but has already exceeded our target of 52,000 with 77,082 children and young people attending or participating in events, programmes, competitions, concerts, graduations, and other activities held at the venue. The Schools Programme’s Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC) workshops and events are FREE with 155 schools mostly from the Auckland region participating. 

Arts organisations such as the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Atamira Dance Company, Pacifica Arts Centre and Tim Bray Theatre Company have worked hard with our team at Due Drop Events Centre and have been delivering high quality experiences for our children. Throughout covid, The Ministry of Education opened the opportunity for us to work in the digital arts and offer online content to schools which we have seen an incredible up taking with 17,457 students tuning in.

We continue to contribute to Māori achieving educational success and lifting Pasifika students’ achievement and performance. We are the only venue offering regular performing arts workshops and activities delivered by professional Māori artists and artisans using Te Reo for instruction. The Schools Programme also collaborated with the Royal New Zealand Ballet to provide customised experiences for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders and special needs.

Community Good value invested through Due Drop Events Centre for 2022 is $350,967

Vector Wero Whitewater Park 

In 2022, 16,944 students from 154 schools have participated in our white water and water safety programmes delivered in partnership with Water Safety NZ, Aktive Auckland Sport & Recreation, CLM Community Sport, John Walker Find Your Field of Dreams and other organisations.

We delivered a schools programme focused on teaching Auckland students how to be safe around swift moving water, thanks to some key sponsor, John Walker Find Your Field Of Dreams and Water Safety New Zealand. The park also welcomes paraplegic and people living with disabilities and makes sure that accessible activities are always on offer.

Community Good value invested through Vector Wero for 2022 is $776,104

Child Protection Policy 

Our Child Protection Policy is part of our commitment to keep children safe when participating in a programme in any of our venues. We have policies and systems in place that include:

  1. Child Protection Policy

  2. Police Vetting of Staff

  3. Risk Analysis and Management Systems

  4. Health and Safety Policy

  5. Accident and Incident Register

  6. Event Safety Plan

Click here to read and download our Child Protection Policy.

Every $1.00 invested in Waka Pacific Trust results in $3.30 returned to New Zealand.

Social Return on Investment


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