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School programmes

Year 1 - 8

Ancient Civilisations: The Viking Age

Terms 1 - 3, Mon to Fri, 2017

Examine the Museum's handling collection of Viking objects and replicas to explore themes of language, religion, values, tools and technology.

Ancient Civilisations: Meet Ta-Sedgemet

Terms 1 - 3, Mon-Fri, 2017

Examine hieroglyphs, CT scans and the Museum's handling collection to discover more about our very own Mummy, Ta-Sedgemet.

Ancient Civilisations: Ancient Egypt and early Māori

Terms 1 - 3, Mon to Fri 2017

Take on the role of archaeologists to focus on two different civilisations: ancient Egyptian and early Māori.

Ancient Civilisations of the World

Terms 1 - 3, Mon to Fri 2017

Examine the Museum's handling collection of objects and replicas from a range of different civilisations.

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.