Junior Primary programme

Matariki education programme – bookings open now!

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Whānau is at the heart of Matariki. Ngāti Toa legend says that Matariki and her daughters – the seven stars of Matariki – cross the sky every winter to gather around their grandmother Papatūānuku. This meeting of whānau allows them to reflect on the past year, plan for the next, and work on their individual contributions to the world.

This year, explore the theme of whānau with Te Papa. Share in storytelling and experience the rising of the Matariki, or Pleiades, star cluster in our brand-new digital planetarium. Visit Te Marae and engage with selected handling objects. Children can create a take-home star to recognise the contributions they and their families make to the world.

Programme information

Available: Term 2, 2015 (27 Apr – 3 Jul)

Age levels: NE - Y2

Duration: 45 min

Cost per student: $3

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Primary programme 

Information about our new 2015 programme will be avaliable soon.

Available: Term 2 2015 (20 Apr - 3 Jul)

Suitable for: Y3-Y8

Learning areas and strands: Social Sciences – Identity, Culture, and Organisation; Place and Environment. Learning Languages – Cultural Knowledge.

Duration: 60 mins

Cost: $6.50 per student (Teachers and parent helpers are free)

 Full programme information: Essential reading prior to attending this programme.
Download programme outline (PDF, 388KB)


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