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Student Horizons Teams up with ‘The Reds’

Written by on February 1st, 2017.      0 comments

Queensland Rugby Reds

Student Horizons is proud to announce a three year partnership with Queensland Rugby Union and St. George Queensland Reds, becoming the official school sports tour partner of Queensland Rugby Union and forming a long-term partnership with the club.

The partnership sees an alignment with Queensland secondary schools XV’s and 7s tournaments, with Student Horizons given naming rights to Ballymore Cup and the All Schools Queensland Sevens Tournament. Tournaments are annual and run by Queensland Rugby Union. Student Horizons is a leader in overseas school tours and has a strong industry reputation in the rugby tours sector, having organised hundreds of tours all over the world for schools and rugby clubs across Australia and New Zealand.

Student Horizons Founding Director Jamie Wansey is an enthusiastic rugby advocate himself and explains his passion for becoming the name behind the Student Horizons Ballymore Cup and Student Horizons All Schools Queensland Sevens Tournament.

“With our Australian head office based in Brisbane, we’re delighted to partner with Queensland Rugby Union and the St. George Queensland Reds. We are committed to supporting rugby in Australia, in particular here in Queensland, and this partnership supports this entirely,” says Wansey.

“Although we also specialise in education and music tours, rugby tours remain a large part of our core business. It’s the sport that helped establish Student Horizons and over the years we’ve since evolved to specialise in all areas of education. We are simply delighted to be investing back into the sport at a grass roots level through the Queensland Rugby Union secondary schools competitions.”


Connectedness and the importance of curricular activities

Written by Kerry Schreiber on April 14th, 2016.      0 comments

StudentHorizons connectednessConnectedness and the importance of curricular activities such as this tour – a reflection.

by Kerry Schreiber, Teacher, St. Peter’s Lutheran College Melbourne Football Tour

Basketballer, Danny Morseu, on board as a Student Horizons Ambassador

Written by on April 2nd, 2016.      0 comments

DannyMorseu ambassadorWe are excited to announce that Danny Morseu has joined Student Horizons as an Ambassador. Danny Morseu shares our values and enthusiasm for developing all young people and in particular giving opportunities to those who may not ordinarily get the chance.

Danny Morseu is an Australian basketball player who played on the Australian Basketball Team in the 1980 Summer Olympics and 1984 Summer Olympics.

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Student Horizons Twenty20 Cup 2016

Written by on February 7th, 2016.      0 comments

StudentHorizons Twenty20 AGSThe Student Horizons' annual Twenty20 competition was held in January 2016 with the entry of 8 prestigious New Zealand schools. Auckland Grammar School, Avondale College, Kelston Boys’ High School, King’s College, Rangitoto College, St John’s College, St Peter’s College and Westlake Boys’ High School all entered the comp in the hope of being crowned the Student Horizons Twenty20 Cup premiers...

October Newsletter

Written by on December 3rd, 2015.      0 comments

Click here to read our October 2015 Newsletter

SH October NewsletterRead about...

•  Case Study - St Mary's College Ipswich New Zealand Netball & Choral Tour
•  Case Study - Feilding High School European Rugby Tour
•  Case Study - Hastings Boys' High School Queensland Cricket Tour
•  New Student Horizons Music Ambassador - Grace Neale
•  Case Study - Waikato Diocesan School for Girls Religious Studies Pilgrimage
•  Case Study - Rongotai College Queensland Cricket Tour
•  Looking Ahead - Future Tours...
    -  St Peters Lutheran College USA Basketball Tour - December 2015
    -  Feilding High School European Music Tour - April 2016
    -  Aquinas College European History Tour - September 2016
    -  New Plymouth Boys' High School European Football Tour - April 2017
•  Our Expanding Team
•  Student Horizons' T20 Cricket Tournament 2016 - Sign Up Now!

July Newsletter

Written by on July 28th, 2015.      0 comments

Click here to read our July 2015 Newsletter

SH July NewsletterRead about...

•  South Africa Teacher Inspection Trip July 2015
  • •  A Selection of our upcoming tours
  • •  Hawera High School Brisbane & Gold Coast Rugby Tour
  • •  An Evening with Brett McGregor - Our Fundraising Support
  • •  New Additions to the Team
  • •  St Mary’s College, Ipswich Netball & Choir Tour September 2015
  • •  New Partnership - College Sport Wellington
  • •  2015 Stage Challenge & J Rock - Great to be involved!
  • •  Student Horizons Gap Year Scholarships – Australian Schools
  • •  South America Teacher Inspection Trip 2016
  • •  Australian Boarding Schools Association (ABSA) – Alice Springs Annual Conference

Francis Douglas Memorial College – Sydney Rugby Tour 2015

Written by Thomas Hanbury on April 28th, 2015.      0 comments

Australia Rugby TourAfter only a short trip across the ditch the Francis Douglas Memorial College 1st XV arrived into Sydney on a warm autumn morning, fired up and ready for a world-class tour in and around Sydney. The team was whisked away to the Northern Beaches to get straight into some team building activities to get the blood flowing after the flight...


Sacred Heart College – Sri Lanka Cricket Tour 2015

Written by Suzanne Whitlock on April 28th, 2015.      0 comments

Sri Lanka Criket TourWhat a pleasure it was to join the Sacred Heart College 1st XI Cricket boys on their tour of Sri Lanka this April. A fantastic 2 weeks of cricket, curry and culture were had by all as we travelled through this beautiful country. This was a huge, new experience for this group of reasonably untraveled students and they really just took it all in their stride and truly embraced every aspect of the culture in Sri Lanka. With so many new experiences had, it is hard to know where to begin! From riding elephants, holding snakes and feeding monkeys to facing off against the notorious Sri Lankan spin bowlers, these boys have created memories together that will last a lifetime.

Kelston Boys’ High School – UK & Spain Football Tour 2015

Written by on April 28th, 2015.      0 comments

UK Spain Football TourIt was underneath the ‘Departures’ sign on 31st March that Auckland International Airport was shaken to its core with a powerful Haka by the fresh-faced Kelston Boys’ High School European Touring Football Team; a spectacle marking the beginning of a once in a life-time journey. After waving goodbye to their families the team officially started their adventure that over the course of two action-packed weeks would take them from the chilly streets of Manchester and London, to the much sunnier training fields of Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona...

MEDIA RELEASE: Student Horizons makes overseas school trips accessible to all students

Written by Chelsie Willis on November 12th, 2014.      0 comments

Fundraising PackFor many schools across New Zealand and Australia, the opportunity of participating in an overseas school trip would be an impossible cost to bear.
But thanks to Student Horizons pioneering new initiative, businesses across New Zealand and Australia are now able to invest in youth development while building brand awareness.
Educational travel specialists Student Horizons have developed an exclusive ‘Community Partnerships Programme’, which gives all students across the country the opportunity to benefit from life changing experiential learning opportunities.

MEDIA RELEASE: Student Horizons and HRG partner to provide unique value offering for Schools in NZ

Written by Jamie Wansey on September 23rd, 2014.      0 comments

HRG logoStudent Horizons and HRG are pleased to announce a strategic partnership that will provide schools in New Zealand with a unique offering and expertise in the organisation of overseas and local educational travel that is currently not being offered in the market place.

MEDIA RELEASE: Student Horizons Forges New Sponsorship Partnership with Stage Challenge

Written by Jamie Wansey on September 1st, 2014.      0 comments

Student Horizons Stage ChallengeStudent Horizons is delighted to announce that it has formed a nationwide award partnership with Stage Challenge in 2015.

Stage Challenge is New Zealand’s largest and longest running youth performing arts events, involving up to 2000 schools nationally and over 16,000 participants. In 2015 the event is celebrating its 23rd anniversary and has grown with unprecedented success and is widely recognised as the number one youth cultural and health promotional event in New Zealand, an annual live audience of 25,000+.

Voluntourism – who is it helping?

Written by Chelsie Willis on August 4th, 2014.      0 comments

VoluntourismA few days ago I read yet another article questioning the benefits of ‘voluntourism’. Citing that “(voluntourism) is one of the fastest growing trends in travel today…(and that) more than 1.6 million volunteer tourists are spending about $2 billion each year (on voluntourism)”, the article questioned "whether some trips help young adults pad their resumes or college applications more than they help those in need”. As a passionate believer in the benefits that travel and volunteering can have as a tool for youth development, the article immediately drew my attention.

Opportunities for All

Written by Richard Gorrett on July 29th, 2014.      1 comments

New Zealand is a greatly diverse country with plenty to offer, however, students also gain immeasurably from broadening their horizons overseas. From my own personal experiences I consider travel to be a great tool for discovery and learning, especially for children and young adults at such an impressionable stage of their lives. If students are able to see first hand the Passchendaele Memorials in Belgium or are able to learn about deforestation issues in Borneo with their own eyes the impact on them is far more profound then reading about it in a text book.

MEDIA RELEASE: Wairoa College heads for the rugby fields and battlefields of Europe

Written by on July 19th, 2014.      0 comments

Wairoa College heads for the rugby fields and battlefields of Europe

The Wairoa College Rugby Academy is planning an ambitious once in a lifetime European tour in 2015 with the help of Student Horizons, a company which facilitates international travel for schools and sports teams.  

Coinciding with the Rugby World Cup, 32 boys of Maori and Pacific decent, will travel through the UK and Ireland before crossing to France and Belgium. Coordinated by Student Horizons, they will be playing rugby teams in five countries, staying with local families, visiting cultural and heritage sites including battlefields of Passchendaele and Ypres. 


Taking the Classroom Overseas - Experiential Learning (Learning by doing)

Written by Jamie Wansey on June 23rd, 2014.      0 comments

aBy developing students awareness of the world we hope that we will help to lift their aspirations and enhance their lives.


Westlake Boys' High School UK and Spain Football Tour Blog - April 2014

Written by Jamie Wansey on May 14th, 2014.      0 comments

Westlake Spain Football"The players have grown both as footballers and as young men and their understanding of the game and of the world and, perhaps most importantly, themselves has expanded. It has been a privilege to have been a part of this"
Tour Leader - Westlake Boys' High School Football Tour - 2014


Student Horizons forges a partnership with the Passchendaele Society

Written by Jamie Wansey on February 28th, 2014.      0 comments

StudentHorizons Passchendaele blogIn February 2014 Student Horizons forged an exciting 4 year partnership with The Passchendaele Society. The sponsorship provided to the Passchendaele Society by Student Horizons will be utilised towards travel costs for youths travelling to Belgium in 2017 for the centenary commemorations of the Battle of Passchendaele.

Camps International and Student Horizons - Forge Exclusive Partnership

Written by Jamie Wansey on February 5th, 2014.      0 comments

Expeditions CI logo lockupLeading youth travel companies Student Horizons and Camps International have today announced their strategic partnership that will offer international voluntourism adventures for New Zealand students.

Avondale College Sydney Cricket Tour - GREAT SUCCESS

Written by Jamie Wansey on October 22nd, 2013.      0 comments

Avondale College CricketTour feedback from our tour leaders is incredibly important to the team at Student Horizons. It helps us to continually improve on our tour services and reconfirms what we are also doing well.

Student Horizons & Pasifika Power Up for NCEA Success

Written by Jamie Wansey on September 10th, 2013.      0 comments

Student Horizons Power Up pasifikaStudent Horizons is proud to be involved in the Power Up for NCEA programme which begins this month. Power Up for NCEA is a Ministry of Education initiative which aims to inform and energise Pasifika students and families in the lead up to NCEA exams.

Aussie Cricket Tours Coming Up - New Plymouth BHS and Avondale College

Written by Jamie Wansey on August 22nd, 2013.      0 comments

As Term Three begins to wind up two New Zealand school cricket teams are becoming increasingly excited about their upcoming Cricket Tours to Australia.

Auckland Grammar School - Pre Departure First Aid Course

Written by Jamie Wansey on July 3rd, 2013.      0 comments

AGS art tour first aid Student HorizonsSafety on our tours is of paramount importance and it was great to see the Auckland Grammar lads enjoying their pre departure First Aid Course with Triple One Care.

NZ schools show true Kiwi hospitality to their friends from Tahiti

Written by Jamie Wansey on May 30th, 2013.      0 comments

Taaone NZ Football TourTaaone High School from Tahiti fundraised for 9 months for their New Zealand football tour culminating in an overseas experience last week that they will never forget.

Student Horizons - Player of the Day - College Rugby League Comp - Mike Uluakiola - Tauranga College

Written by Jamie Wansey on May 29th, 2013.      0 comments

The team at Student Horizons had an awesome afternoon at Mt Roskill Grammar for the College Rugby League - Game of the Week between Tangaroa College and Mt Roskill Grammar. It was cracker of a game with the result sea sawing throughout. Tangaroa College finished on top. Sky Sport were present with footage to be aired on Sunday on the league show 40/20. 

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