Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch
Teachers, tots and students of all ages will be enthralled when they explore our inspired interactive learning environment in the heart of the city's Cultural Precinct. There's always something new to discover among the museum's impressive two million collections and special exhibitions. We make curriculum-based learning fun and offer pre and post-lesson support. The museum, first opened in 1870, is world-renowned for its natural and human history collections. Also, check out our cool school holiday programmes and events just for kids.
Phone: 03 366 5000 or Education 03 366 9429
Makahika Outdoor Pursuit Centre
The Makahika Outdoor Pursuit Centre is set among the forests and native bush in the foothills of the Tararua Ranges, 1.5 hours from Wellington, or 45 minutes from Palmerston North. We cater for school groups from Year 3 to Year 13.
Makahika writes and designs your school camp programme; provides full Risk Assessment Management System (RAMS), offers a range of accommodation options (up to 140 per group), and provides fantastic fresh catering.
Most importantly we are a registered Adventure Activities Provider subject to annual external audits; all activities are supervised by industry qualified instructors. We develop a programme specific to your group needs, that aligns with your school values and learning outcomes for the year. The skills acquired on camp and programmes are "accumulative"; ensuring you can return yearly.
We are also a licensed Award Unit for the Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award.
Phone (06) 367 8438
Mobile +64 21 725 593
New Zealand Walking Access Commission
The New Zealand Walking Access Commission is the Crown entity that works to enhance free, certain, practical and enduring access to the great outdoors. The Commission has created the Both Sides of the Fence education website to assist teachers and students to explore the theme of responsible use of the outdoors. The site features engaging animated scenarios, a student image gallery and a teachers' space with resources supporting the English and Social Sciences learning areas, and EOTC activities. Both Sides of the Fence is designed for years 4-8, but is also appropriate for younger or older students.
Phone: 04 815 8502
O'Neill Surf Academy New Zealand
Surf Coaching & Camps for Term-time & Holidays
Locations: Auckland (Tawharanui/Orewa) Northland-wide & Mount Maunganui in the Bay of Plenty.
O'Neill Surf Academy objective is to teach and develop surfing skills for Primary, Intermediate, Secondary & International Schools. We will educate students on both beach safety & environmental awareness. Our lessons and activities encourage good teamwork and group cohesion to provide a positive, supportive and fun learning environment.
• Increase 'beach safety' awareness through experiencing the enjoyment of learning to surf.
• To give children and young adults the confidence to be active and have fun in the ocean.
• To educate & encourage students that surfing is for everyone regardless of size, skill and ability.
Why O'Neill Surf Academy
We are an accredited Surfing NZ surf school holding all the necessary qualifications for EOTC including ISA Surf Coaching, Lifesaving, Sports First Aid and Public Liability Insurance
Packages: O'Neill Surf Academy 'Beach Days', Day Trips, Surf Tours, School Camps, Electives, NCEA Surfing Credits, Holiday Programmes
P: 09 434 3843
M: 027 734 4877
Orana Wildlife Park
Orana Wildlife Park provides students the opportunity to get up close and personal with amazing animals. Hand feed a majestic giraffe; eye-ball the magnificent white rhino; meet New Zealand's national icon, the kiwi. Zoo School's qualified teachers provide custom written, interactive learning experiences for students ranging from Year 1 to Year 13. Our teachers work with your students out in the Park, facilitating their learning as they observe and interact with the animals.
Phone: 03 359 7109 ext 828
R.I.C. Publications NZ
R.I.C. Publications® has over 1000 teacher resources, representing key areas of learning for early years, and primary and lower secondary schooling. The resources are well recognised by schools as being practical, easy to use, well organised, and as displaying a strong teacher input as to both authorship and design. Products include reproducible teacher resources, student workbooks, digital and interactive educational products, posters, stickers, readers, reference and other educational items.
Phone: 06 759 4699
Free fax: 0800 123 0800
Free phone: 0800 293 648
For a true NZ Farm Experience
Auckland just North of Warkworth,
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Bring your students to Sheepworld Farm Park to learn about the NZ Sheep and Wool Story using our tailor-made packages of activities for school groups that will fulfill many parts of your curriculum.
Sheepworld is an all-weather venue and we have a range of indoor and outdoor activities.
Indoor activities and facilities include:
Dog and Sheep Shows twice daily at 11am and 2pm. Other times available on request.
Rural craft activities for groups; wool spinning, butter making & native plant workshops.
Marquee and picnic area available for eating lunch or morning/afternoon tea..
Outdoor activities include:
Complete farmyard of animals including alpacas, pigs, donkeys, miniature horses, goats and sheep.
Animal Encounters; learn about selected animals.
Guided Farm Tour & guided or self-guided Eco Discovery Trail.
Our shop is stocked with quality, natural NZ products ideal for staff presentations or gifts.
Our onsite Berries Café serves tasty snacks and meals, great coffee and real-fruit organic Ice-creams.
For school camps there is a campsite and caravan park adjacent to Sheepworld which is separately owned and managed. Upon request we can supply information on how to book the campsite.
Bring your students to Sheepworld for an entertaining and educational experience they won’t forget.
Contact the Sheepworld team.
P: 09 4257444
The Butterfly Garden
Thames New Zealand
Within Dickson Holiday Park
Victoria Street, Tararu, Thames
For your class visit we will provide a curriculum based programme suitable for biology, natural history, ecology and the environment that includes the life-cycle of the butterfly. Rain or shine the butterfly house makes an ideal class-trip so call us and ask for the school pack of worksheets to suit your students’ age-group. With an onsite cafe, we can provide a group menu plus help you organise your birthday, orientation party or end of term break-up.
Summer hours 1st September to 31st May,
OPEN 7 Days, 9.30am to 4.30pm. (Closed Christmas Day).
Winter hours 1st June to 31st August,
OPEN weekends only or by prior arrangement during the hours of 10am to 4pm.
Phone: 07 868 8080