Learning resources

New learning resources to support teachers, students and their parents, whānau and communities will be available online progressively from late July to October. The resources will help teachers build rich learning opportunities using inquiry-based learning under the four topics above. There will be specific resources available for early years, years 1-3, years 4-6, and years 7-10. We will keep you posted as they become available.

Inquiry-based learning questions

A series of questions has been developed to stimulate deeper thinking by children and young people within their local environment. These inquiry-based learning questions align with the programme themes of globalisation, enterprise, citizenship, and sustainability, and will be explored in the following topics.

  • Term 1: Voyaging

  • Term 2: First Encounters

  • Term 3: New Zealand History

  • Term 4: Legacy of Learning, including the environment, and building and maintaining relationships.

The questions are designed to be part of more in-depth inquiries into voyaging, first encounters, New Zealand history, and a shared future throughout the year. Exemplars for cross-curricular teaching and learning will be available to support teachers for different levels of the curriculum.

Download the complete list of Tuia Mātauranga IBL questions (PDF, 692KB).

Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC)

Every three years, community-based organisations can apply to the Ministry of Education for funding to deliver Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC) to children and young people.

In the most recent LEOTC round (2018 – 2021) there was a focus on the Tuia Encounters 250 commemoration, with an emphasis on learning experiences and activities that encourage student inquiry on the first meetings between Māori and non-Māori during James Cook and the Endeavour’s 1769 voyage to Aotearoa, and the impact of this meeting on the world today.

How schools can access this

For Arts, Health and Physical Education learning areas, 19 providers across New Zealand have been contracted to provide students with experiences that are designed to complement their in-school curriculum learning programmes, and that also have an aspect of Tuia 250 embedded in their programme. Schools can access these experiences by directly contacting a provider in their region.

More information

More information on each of the specific experiences, including costs, is outlined is included below – click on the heading to go directly to the relevant provider’s website. For more information on the LEOTC project itself, see Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI).

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Region: Auckland
Target age: years 0-13
Cost (accompanying adults not charged): $10

Bishop Suter Art Gallery
Region: Nelson/Tasman
Target age: years 0-13
Cost (accompanying adults not charged): $13.99

Capital E
Region: Wellington
Target age: years 4 - 13
Cost (accompanying adults not charged): $8.50

Christchurch Symphony Trust
Region: Canterbury
Target age: 0-8 years
Cost (accompanying adults not charged): free of charge

Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Region: Otago/Southland
Target age: 1 – 13 years
Cost: free of charge

City Gallery Wellington
Region: Wellington
Target age: 1 – 13 years
Cost (accompanying adults not charged):

  • Years 1-3: $2.29 fee per visit (GST exclusive)

  • Years 4-6: $2.44 fee per visit

  • Years 7-8: $2.35 fee per visit

  • Years 9-10: $0.87 fee per visit

  • Years 11-13: $0.98 fee per visit

Expressions Art and Entertainments
Region: Wellington
Target age: 1 - 13 years
Cost: free of charge

Govett Brewster Gallery
Region: Taranaki/Manawatu/Whanganui
Target age: 1 – 13 years
Cost: free of charge

Hastings City Art Gallery
Region: Hawkes Bay/Gisborne
Target age: 1 - 13 years
Cost: free of charge

Horizons Unlimited
Region: Canterbury
Target age: 5 – 11 years
Cost (accompanying adults not charged):

  • Years 1-3: $0.00 fee per visit

  • Years 4-6: $4.30 fee per visit

  • Years 7-8: $8.70 fee per visit

  • Years 9-10: $11.00 fee per visit

  • Years 11-13: $0.00 fee per visit

Pataka Museum
Region: Wellington
Target age: 1 - 13 years
Cost (accompanying adults not charged): $2

Second Nature Charitable Trust
Region: Auckland
Target age: 1 – 13 years
Cost: free of charge

Tairawhiti Voyaging Trust
Region: Bay of Plenty/Rotorua/Taupo
Target age: 1 – 13 years
Cost: free of charge

Te Ana Ngai Tahu Rock Art Centre
Region: Canterbury
Target age: 1 – 13 years
Cost (accompanying adults not charged): $4.35

Te Manawa Museums Trust
Region: Taranaki/Manawatu/Whanganui
Target age: 1 – 13 years
Cost (accompanying adults not charged): $6

Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts
Region: Auckland
Target age: 1 – 13 years
Cost: free of charge

Whakaatu Whanaunga Trust
Region: Bay of Plenty/Rotorua/Taupo
Target age: 1 – 13 years
Cost: free of charge

Whenua Iti Outdoor Pursuits Centre
Region: Nelson/Tasman
Target age: 1 – 13 years
Cost (accompanying adults not charged):

  • Years 1-3: $10.00 (GST exclusive)

  • Years 4-6: $25.00

  • Years 7-8: $30.00

  • Years 9-10: $30.00

  • Years 11-13: $30.00

Perry Outdoor Education Trust/WINTEC
Region: Waikato
Target age: 7-13 years
Cost: free of charge

Children learn about Tuia 250 during the visit of the waka Pumaiterangi to the Porirua Harbour in February 2019. Image supplied by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage.

Children learn about Tuia 250 during the visit of the waka Pumaiterangi to the Porirua Harbour in February 2019. Image supplied by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage.