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School programmes

Year 9 - 13

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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.

Effective Research: Tapping into museum collections

9.30am–1.30pm Term 1, Mon 13 Mar or Tue 14 Mar, 2017

Students engage with museum staff, collections and facilities to learn how to use primary source material in their research.

Gallipoli: Death of Innocence

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

Students put themselves into the mind-set of the New Zealand soldier using hands-on experiences with World War I objects and ephemera.

He Kete Mātauranga

Terms 1, 3 and 4: Mon- Fri, 2017

This suite of programmes share the culture, politics and stories of our ancestors that are embodied in our tāonga.

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.

Human biological and cultural evolution

Term 3: 12 July–29 Sep 2017

Delivered partly as a formal lecture, this session provides students with a rare opportunity to examine early hominid tools.

Kōwhaiwhai - Painted stories

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

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

Matariki a-kura: Matariki for schools

Term 2 from 8 May - 30 June 2017, Mon, Tues and Weds

Matariki brings whānau together in celebration, reflection and preparation. Explore these themes through storytelling, song, dance, and make-and-take art activities.

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.