Schools Programme

School visits and education events at Te Tuhi

Te Tuhi's schools programme is funded by the Ministry of Education's Learning Experiences Outside of the Classroom (LEOTC) programme, which is designed to provide New Zealand primary and secondary students with learning experiences that compliment student learning in alignment with the national curriculum.

With over 160,000 visitors a year, Te Tuhi is a bustling creative hub. Our exhibitions strive for the highest international exhibition standards in contemporary art practices.

Supporting creative learning in schools

We encourage all schools to visit Te Tuhi and participate in a pre-booked education programme with our trained schools educators. We have an exciting range of permanent programmes available throughout the year. 

Our LEOTC schools programmes are both fun and educational, and are designed to suit students from Years 1 to 13.

Our programmes are inspired by and respond to exciting art exhibitions and permanent gallery artworks, and are specially tailored to link them to topics taught at school and the NZ curriculum, so you are sure to experience something that is fun, creative and educational.

Create / Share / Explore

Te Tuhi workshops invite students and teachers to participate in a practical art activity that links with topics explored at school and responds to Te Tuhi's gallery exhibitions.

Students are encouraged to share and discuss their ideas about the art they have seen and made, and the ideas they may explore. 

Learning is extended as students are invited to experience gallery artworks and exhibitions. Through conversation and discussion, connections and links are made between the gallery exhibitions, the practical art activity, and topics explored at school.

Remember, most programmes are flexible and can be adapted to meet your students' needs, so please do not hesitate to discuss this with our email hidden; JavaScript is required

Info for teachers and schools

To make the most of your creative LEOTC experience, take some time to visit the schools programme page on our website for the full range of LEOTC programming.

Programme information for each of our workshops includes a summary of your visit, details of pre-visit resources and information on specific learning outcomes.

You will find downloadable pre-visit information in PowerPoint format. Each presentation is tailored to the topic or theme of the exhibition: simply download from our webpage and use in the classroom. 

Spread the word...

Every year new schools enter our gallery doors and participate in one of our education workshops. 

We are always excited to hear students and teachers share how much they have learnt about art, what artworks can mean and how much fun they have had creating their own art.

Book in your first or next creative learning experience!

Stay connected

Each term, information about new permanent or exhibition-related schools programmes is distributed to all schools in the greater Auckland region. If you would like to be on our mailing list and have this information sent to your home or school please contact email hidden; JavaScript is required or telephone Jeremy on 5770138 ex 7703.

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LEOTC Class in progress

LEOTC Class in progress

Students from Howick Intemediate partcipating in the artist-in-residence workshop  They watch as their coloured card tower is given its final touch.

Students from Howick Intemediate partcipating in the artist-in-residence workshop watch as the final touches are put to their coloured card tower


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