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Year 1 - 8

He Kete Mātauranga: Taonga Puoro

Terms 1 and 2, 2018

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

He Kete Mātauranga: Te Whare Tū Tauā

Terms 1 and 2, 2018

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 1 and 2, 2018

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

He Kete Mātauranga: He taputapu, he taonga, rānei?

Terms 1 and 2, 2018
Suitable for Years 5-8

Take a look at the difference between a tāonga and a tool, and learn about the myths and legends surrounding the tāonga in our collection.

Te Ao Pasifika: Camakau

Terms 1 and 2, 2018

In this session students explore the world of Polynesian voyaging and navigation.

Ipu Moana: Myths and legends of the Pacific

Terms 1 and 2, 2018

This programme exploring the legends of the Pacific is a collection-based experience where students handle objects and participate in stories and movement.

Ipu Moana: Celebrate Pasifika

Terms 1 and 2, 2018

Students will explore some of the unique celebrations and ceremonies that Pacific people practise in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Ipu Moana: Pacific music and dance

Terms 1 and 2, 2018

In this programme students trace the dispersal of musical instruments and dance throughout the Pacific and finally to Aotearoa New Zealand.

Ipu Moana: Tapa and tīvaivai

Terms 1 and 2, 2018

Students explore two renowned Pacific arts – tapa and tīvaivai, tracing the origins of tapa through cultural, botanical, linguistic and archaeological evidence.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi

Terms 1 and 2, 2018

Te Tiriti o Waitangi is New Zealand's founding document. Why is there so much controversy today?