Our interactive Hand-On History education programme, featuring the historically preserved goldmining town of Arrowtown, is designed to enrich and enhance the New Zealand curriculum. Students will experience first-hand and interactive learning in an authentic environment. All programme options are activity based, designed to suit all stages and styles of learning and all link clearly to the Social Studies Curriculum strands.
We have programmes for both High School and Primary Students
We offer customised programmes for Years 9 – 13, as well as tertiary programmes. These include Geography, Drama, English, Tourism, Photography, Food and Fabric Technology and of course, History – a fabulous insight into New Zealand’s past especially the establishment of Auckland as our early capital and the settlement of the whole area.
Primary students love delving into early colonial life in New Zealand through hands-on and interactive role-play experiences. We offer a unique EOTC programme involving the technological advancements and inventions made by the early settlers which include construction and engineering, agriculture, food tech, natural medicines, textiles and fabrics. We show how archaeological discoveries of the Fencible Period have helped us understand the lives that early settlers led.
Parents and teachers should also check out our popular holiday programmes and Howick Historical Village is a unique special events venue suitable for children’s birthday parties to weddings and corporate events.
Onsite 1850s church, beautiful lawns and gardens with water features plus cafe & a choice of meeting halls for your special event.
Puzzling World offers one of the largest Puzzle gift shops in the country. From NZ made wooden puzzles, string puzzles and metal creations to the latest multi-person games, all ages and all abilities are covered and offer great learning aides for the classroom. Onsite cafe adjacent to the Puzzle Shop. For more information on Puzzles & Games suitable for the classroom please contact us or visit the online shop at the below website.
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.