Schools

Tākina e Koro Tamanui
Te kawa o te ora i te rangi
Nau mai e Kui Hineraumati 
Ka pua pohutukawa me ngā rauriki
Oma kau ana te kāwitiwiti
Kitakita mai tātarakihi

Nā Te Ingo Ngaia tēnei pao raumati i whakahī

Tamanui (Tamanuiterā), the sun
Hineraumati, goddess of summer
Without Tamanuiterā there is no life 
Pohutukawa bloom, vegetables sprout
Children run about and cicadas chirp
Summer is here

Composed by Te Ingo Ngaia, this pao acknowledges and celebrates summer.


There’s no better time to visit us here at the Gallery than this summer!  Warmer weather, a new year and a major exhibition of close to 300 artworks from the Govett-Brewster Collection to mark its 50th anniversary.  Kick off 2020 inspiring your students by experiencing a wide range of artwork in the flesh and take advantage of the curriculum linked learning opportunities.

Gallery education programmes immerse students in contemporary art and enable learning right across the curriculum. Students will come away knowing how to participate, becoming thoughtful gallery viewers with transferable skills and knowledge.

During their visit classes can use purpose-built education studios in the Todd Energy Learning Centre. All school programmes are free and are supported by the Ministry of Education’s Learning Experience Outside the Classroom (LEOTC) initiative.

Start your planning by looking at the EXHIBITIONS and SCHOOLS PROGRAMMES. If you would like to discuss other options including delivery in Te Reo, further develop detailed content, or discuss the format of your visit, our education team is happy to help.

 “I always find the programme extremely well run, relevant. I especially like the questioning that encourages children to think.” - Taranaki primary teacher


Te Reo Māori

The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre welcome kura kaupapa and bilingual classes to all exhibitions. The Gallery kaiako works with teachers to ensure visits meet their language and hands-on activity needs.

See Te Reo Māori then contact the Gallery educators to discuss options 
gbeducation@govettbrewster.com
06 759 0858

 

Subsidised Education Bus

The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre, Puke Ariki and Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki are offering subsidised bus transport to selected low decile and distant schools. Please see our Subsidised Education Bus webpage for eligibility and details.

Keeping in touch

Sign up 
here and we'll let you know our new education programmes are up online.

Chris Barry with Fitzroy School class

Whakamaheretia tō toro mai
Planning your visit

E tūwhera ana i te rāwhitu, 10am-5pm.  Ka tere te hōtaka kura i te roanga o te rārima
Open seven days, 10am – 5pm. Education programmes run weekdays

E āhei ana ngā kura te whakarite wā moata ake ki te timata.
School groups may book an earlier start time by arrangement.

 

Me pēwhea te whakarite?
How do I book?

Booking is essential. Please complete the booking form on the Bookings page.

Once a booking is received teachers are sent a booking confirmation and pre- and post- visit information to complement the visit and link with the New Zealand Curriculum.

Download the Visiting Guidelines for Schools, which also includes RAMS and School Checklist.

 

Cost
There is no charge for educational visits to the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre. Koha is appreciated. Adults accompanying a school group do not pay an entry charge.
 

Whakamaheretia tō toro mai i te hapori?
Planning a whole day out?

Our education team is happy to be part of class rotations with other LEOTC providers, including Puke Ariki.
Contact the team with your special requests.

  

Meet our Govett-Brewster Education team:
Chris Barry, Rebecca Fawkner and Jess Marshall
06 759 0858
gbeducation@govettbrewster.com

If you're not a school and want to know more about our learning programmes, including Young Visionaries after school art classes, Holiday Programmes, Monica Brewster Evenings and Family Art sessions, click on the What's On tab.

The Gallery Education Team Jess Marshall, Rebecca Fawkner and Chris Barry

The Gallery Education Team Jess Marshall, Rebecca Fawkner and Chris Barry

Students with Len Lye's painting in the exhibition <em>Len Lye: Big Bang Theory</em>

Students with Len Lye's painting in the exhibition Len Lye: Big Bang Theory

Kaiako Jess Marshall demonstrating with students

Kaiako Jess Marshall demonstrating with students

Chris Barry with Fitzroy School

Chris Barry with Fitzroy School

Movement with the abstract work <em>Painting No. 9</em> by Don Peebles. Photo Sam Hartnett

Movement with the abstract work Painting No. 9 by Don Peebles. Photo Sam Hartnett

New Plymouth Girls' High School students use gallery zoetropes (animation viewing devices)

New Plymouth Girls' High School students use gallery zoetropes (animation viewing devices)