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School programmes

Year 9 - 13

Save the Museum

Terms 1–4, Mon–Fri, 2017

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.

Art Observational Drawing

Terms 1 - 4, Mon to Fri, 2017

Students have the opportunity to explore Auckland Museum galleries and select objects to inspire their own work and portfolios.

War: Poetry and the First World War

Terms 1–4, Mon–Fri, 2017 except during ANZAC season

In this session students explore WWI poetry while connecting with collection material and WWI galleries.

War: New Zealand and World War I

Terms 1–4, Mon–Fri, 2017 except during ANZAC season

Learn about the daily life of New Zealand soldiers during the war and the role of other New Zealanders in this conflict.

War: New Zealand and the Second World War

Terms 1–4, Mon–Fri, 2017 except during ANZAC season

In this session students explore WWII ephemera and objects to gain insight into the impact of the war on New Zealanders.

He Kete Mātauranga: He taputapu, he taonga, rānei

Terms 1,3 and 4, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 2017

​Take a look at the difference between a Tāonga and a Tool and learn about myths and legends surrounding Tāonga in our collection.

He Kete Mātauranga: Kōwhaiwhai

Terms 3 and 4, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 2017

Kowhaiwhai adorns the meeting house, the war canoe, paddles, and even bowls. Why?

He Kete Mātauranga: Pōwhiri

Terms 3 and 4, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, 2017

The Powhiri is a welcoming ceremony performed by the Māori to welcome visitors from afar, this process is the first encounter that different tribes have with each other.

He Kete Mātauranga: Taonga Puoro

Terms 1, 3 and 4, Mon to Fri 2017

Explore the stories behind our taonga pūoro. Discover how they are played, then have a go!