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Year 1 - 8

He Kete Mātauranga: Taonga Puoro

Terms 1, 3 and 4, Mon to Fri 2017

We explore the origins of puoro through storytelling and role play, using haka, waiata, music and movement to tell the story.

He Kete Mātauranga: Powhiri

Terms 3 and 4, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, 2017
Suitable for Years 5-8

The pōwhiri is the formal process of bringing two groups together: tangata whenua (hosts), and manuhiri (guests).

He Kete Mātauranga: Te Whare Tū Tauā

Terms 1, 3 and 4, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, 2017

Experience an introduction to some of the traditional aspects of Māori warfare such as the realm of Tūmataenga - the guardian of war and mankind.

He Kete Mātauranga: Te Whare me ōna tikanga

Terms 3 and 4, available Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 2017

What does the whare and its various parts represent? What are its parts called? What is the whare used for?

He Kete Mātauranga: Kōwhaiwhai

Terms 3 and 4, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 2017

The whare tupuna, ancestral house, talks about family connections through kowhaiwhai, whakairo and tukutuku.

Living World: Entomology

Term 3, Mon – Fri, 2017

Taking on the role of a young entomologist, students will learn how scientists at Auckland Museum collect specimens, what equipment they use and how specimens are stored and displayed.

Pou Kanohi New Zealand at War

Term 4, Mon–Fri, 2017, Term 1 - 4, Mon-Fri, 2018

The Pou Kanohi gallery is a place to learn about New Zealand’s unique story of war and reflect on why, 100 years later, it still matters.

Pou Maumahara Memorial Discovery Centre

Term 4, Mon–Fri, 2017, Term 1 - 4, Mon-Fri, 2018

Our Memorial Discovery Centre, Pou Maumahara, is a place for students to research and make personal discoveries about New Zealand servicemen and women.