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.


 

Update on School Visits

Kia ora teachers,

Covid guidelines for school visits to the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre at Orange setting:

• All Gallery educators and staff are fully vaccinated, will wear masks, and will maintain 1m distance from your group.

• The school class/group will remain together and is treated as a bubble.

• All children aged 12 + are required to wear face masks, unless a valid exemption is presented.

• All adults are required to wear face masks at all times, unless a valid exemption is presented.

• School groups are to maintain social distancing of 1m from other Gallery visitors.

• Vaccine Pass requirements for teachers, parent helpers and students aged 12+ are the responsibility of the school, please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.


Welcome to our new kaiako Dallas Watson

“He Puawai au nō runga i te Tikanga, He rau rengarenga nō roto I te Raukura, Ko taku Raukura he manawanui ki te ao!”

Ko Dallas Ngaio Watson tōku ingoa, ‘e uri tēnei nō tōku tūpuna Mounga Taranaki, kei Ngāmotu e no’o ana au me tōku wānau. E 6+ tau oku w’eako i roto i te rāngai mātauranga, ko te nuinga kei te ta’a o ngā kō’unga’unga me ngā tamariki reo Māori rūmaki reo wakaakoranga. 10+ tau oku w’eako ‘ei Kaiako toi w’akaari Māori, ‘e pai ki a’au te kawe mai i te uara ka taea e au, me te ako me te wakapakari ake i aku ma’i wakaako.

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre welcomes and encourages Kura Kaupapa, Kōhanga Reo and Māori Studies classes to contribute and partake in all exhibitions. Contact Gallery Māori Lead Kaiako Dallas Ngaio Watson to discuss how visits can enhance language and hands-on learning needs.

Nau mai, haere mai, rarau mai!

(06) 7590858 dallas.watson@govettbrewster.com

 

Whanake Toi / Student Art Space Online

Students and teachers, share your Gallery inspired projects and learning with the world. We’d love you to share your learning on Whanake Toi / Student Art Space.

Please send us photos of your artwork, video, NCEA folio work, poems or writing inspired by your gallery visit.

 

Keeping in touch

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

 

Meet our Govett-Brewster Education team:

Chris Barry, Rebecca Fawkner and Whaea Dallas Watson

06 759 0858

gbeducation@govettbrewster.com

 

If you're not a school and looking for other education opportunities, including Young Visionaries after school art classes, Holiday Programmes, Monica Brewster Evenings, and Family Art sessions, take a look at our What's On page.

Chris Barry with Fitzroy School class

Whakamaheretia tō toro mai
Planning your visit

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

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


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

 

Me pēwhea te whakarite?
How do I book?

Booking is essential. Browse the Programmessection and complete the Booking Request Form online, or be in touch with the Education Team to discuss other options. Please read our visitor guidelines before making a booking request.

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

 

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.

 

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 lessons 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.

 

Pahi Mātauranga Utu Māmā
Subsidised Education Bus

Contact Gallery educators to check your school’s eligibility and level of subsidy. Please phone 06 759 0858.

 

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.
The Gallery Education Team Rebecca Fawkner, Chris Barry and Whaea Dallas Watson.

The Gallery Education Team Rebecca Fawkner, Chris Barry and Whaea Dallas Watson.

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)