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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.

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

Term 4, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, 2017
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 Tiriti o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi

Term 1 only, Mon to Fri 2017

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

Save the Museum

Term 1, Wed to Fri 2018

This programme is set around the scenario of 'a day in the life' of the Museum. Students work as a team to complete five scenarios, demonstrating the different key competencies to ensure success.