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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.

The Anzac Drama

Term 1, 26 Mar–11 Apr, 2018

The Anzac Drama explores some of the impacts and consequences of World War I. Students participate in this immersive experience led by our talented actors.

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.