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  Bryce Jourdain Scholarship  



"Don't Try To Fit In, When You Were Born To Stand Out" - Dr Seuss

Bryce Jourdain was a much-loved and respected husband, father, friend, and outdoor instructor at Taranaki Outdoor Pursuits and Education Centre (TOPEC). Bryce lost his life on August 8th, 2012, whilst attempting to save Spotswood College students, Stephen Kahukaka-Gedye and Joao Felipe Martins De Melo, who were washed into the sea from Paritutu Rock, New Plymouth.

Bryce was incredibly passionate about the outdoors. He excelled in providing opportunities for people to grow mentally, and socially, push their personal limits, and discover new things about themselves and others.

As part of Bryce’s legacy, TOPEC, in conjunction with Robyn, Isaac and Grace Jourdain, offer scholarship opportunities to year 8 intermediate students to participate in an outdoor-focused week-long course. The course is aimed at personal development, self-discovery, and unlocking inner potential. The scholarship is intended for students identified as high achievers, as well as students who would benefit from an opportunity to shine and recognise their potential. The course also aims to inspire participants to become role models for others, to show leadership and importan,tly to recognise Aotearoa's outdoors as a special place.


Application forms are sent out to all Taranaki intermediate schools at the beginning of term 3 each year. 

"When writing the story of your life, don't let others hold the pen".

For more information download the associated forms and information below.



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