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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: Powhiri

Terms 1 and 2, 2018
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 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?

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.