The School to Seas 2024 residential camp is scheduled to take place 14-20 April at Devonport Naval Base in Auckland.

Applications closed on 14 February.

The selection process is now underway and all applicants will be notified of the selection board outcome approximately one week after applications close.

Teachers, advisors, parents and wahine currently in Year 11 or 12, who plan to study at least one maths and one science subject at NCEA L2, are welcome to join our mailing list for notification when 2025 applications open.

Register interest for 2025 and beyond

Welcome to the Royal New Zealand Navy School to Seas portal

Are you a young woman with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths?

New Zealand needs more women in our maritime industry as Engineers, Technicians, Operators and more! You have more choices than you probably realise.  

Could a career in maritime be the perfect future for you?

We're giving students from around NZ a chance to spend a week onboard with us to find out!

The marine industry offers something for everyone, whether you want to spend your days on the water or keep your feet firmly planted on the shore! Our School to Seas programme is a Navy funded initiative to give you a hands-on experience to find out...  

We are taking applications from young women in Year 12 and 13 who are studying Maths and Science (to a minimum of NCEA Level 2).

What does the programme involve?


Life Skills





+ Learn the basics of life onboard a ship

+ Get hands-on experience with machinery, robotics and electronics

+ Grow confidence and learn how to apply 'real life' STEM skills  

+ Plan and execute a real navigation exercise  

+ Develop your leadership and resilience skills during our specialist workshops  

+ Mix and mingle with our fantastic servicewomen and men who were once just like you, looking to make a decision about their future!  

+ Ask questions, make new friends and see if a career in the Navy or other maritime organisations could be the role for you!

Applicants must be:

+ A female student in Year 12 or 13  

+ Currently studying NCEA L2 or L3 (or equivalent) with at least one maths AND one science subject  

+ Healthy with a moderate level of fitness

  • + Motivated with a positive attitude

+ Have an interest in the marine environment

Not yet eligible to apply, or an educator? Register your interest for the 2025 camp and we will keep you up to date with future camp plans.

Contact the Team

If you have any questions or are interested in how your organisation could collaborate, please email us and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.


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