Tairāwhiti Museum offers unique learning experiences that complement and enrich the learning that students experience in the classroom setting.
We offer alternative approaches to achieving curriculum requirements. The Ministry of Education contracts the Tairāwhiti Museum to provide Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC) for primary, intermediate and secondary schools in the Tairāwhiti (East Coast region). This area spans East Cape in the north to Kotemaori in the south.
Tairāwhiti Museum Education programmes are linked to the New Zealand Curriculum and connect with the museum’s collections, archives and exhibitions. Our aim is to deliver rich learning opportunities that promote a better understanding of our inherent uniqueness, diverse histories, communities and cultures in the Tairawhiti region and beyond.
Learning pathways are designed to be informative and interactive, with tours and workshops led by teacher trained museum education specialists. Talk to us about how programmes can be shaped around your learning focus and adapted to suit your students.
Education programmes are free of charge, supported by the Ministry of Education’s Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC).
A visit to the museum encourages: Critical thinking, creativity, questioning skills, analysis, discussion, debate, experimentation, practical experience, language development, enjoyment, community, lateral thinking, collaboration, openness, idea generation, understanding, knowledge, art and cultural appreciation.
Programmes are supported by the Ministry of Education’s Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom initiative (LEOTC) and are therefore free of charge. Please let us know as soon as possible if your plans change, so that we can offer your booking to other schools.
Tour: 45mins – 1 hour
Tour + Workshop: 1.5 hours – 2 hours. Times negotiable
If you are interested in visiting the museum with your class for an education programme please complete the pre-booking form.
We welcome early childhood education and tertiary groups to self-guide throughout the exhibitions.
Please register your visit for groups over 10 people.
Please contact the education if you would like support planning your visit.
Entry by koha appreciated
Contact us to register your school visit
Ph: (06) 867 3832
Experience: Education Specialist Te Papa. Art Educator City Gallery Wellington. Art Educator Pātaka Museum + Art Gallery. Primary School Teacher (Rumaki) Petone Central School. Booking enquiries
Madeleine is a qualified teacher, with a background in Science education. Experience: Secondary School Teacher Mercury Bay Area School, Secondary School Teacher Campion College.
We welcome ideas for new projects and exhibitions so if you have something in mind, please get in touch – we would love to hear from you!