Tērā Puanga, tērā Matariki, ka rewa i te pae. Nau mai, haere mai ngā hua o te tau hou!
In welcoming Puanga and Matariki, we reflect on the past, celebrate the present, and create goals to inspire ourselves this New Year.
Meet our Govett-Brewster Education team:
Chris Barry and Rebecca Fawkner.
Contact us at 06 7590858 or email@example.com
View our Term 2 and 3 Schools programmes here.
General guidelines for visiting the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre
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 Enriching Local Curriculum (ELC) initiative.
Me pēwhea te whakarite?
How do I book?
Booking is essential. Browse the Programmes section and complete the Booking Request Form online, or get in touch with the Education Team to discuss other options. Please read our visitor guidelines before making a booking request.
Download the 2023 Gallery Visitor Guidelines and RAMS here.
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 Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.
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. E āhei ana ngā kura te whakarite wā moata ake ki te timata.
Open seven days, 10am – 5pm.
Education lessons run weekdays. School groups may book an earlier start time by arrangement.
Pahi Mātauranga Utu Māmā
Subsidised Education Bus
More information on transport subsidies is available at right. Contact the Gallery educators to check your school’s eligibility and level of subsidy. Please phone 06 759 0858.
E whakamaheretia ana te rā kia puta ki te hapori?
Planning a whole day out?
Our education team is happy to be part of class rotations with other EOTC providers, including Puke Ariki. Contact the team with your special requests.
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, click on the What’s On Tab.
“I always find the programme extremely well run, relevant. I especially like the questioning that encourages children to think.” - Taranaki primary teacher
Subsidised Education Bus available in 2023!
The Gallery, in partnership with Puke Ariki and with the generous support of TOI Foundation, can provide subsidised bus transport for eligible primary and secondary schools across the Taranaki region, to enable them to access and participate in education programmes at the Gallery and Museum.
The subsidy is calculated on the Ministry of Education Equity Index (EQI) and distance from our institutions - schools with an EQI greater than 460 are eligible. The subsidy is available for Tranzit’s 20 and 40-seater buses.
The buses may be booked for a visit to the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre, Puke Ariki, or for a rotation of programmes between the two.
Each class from an eligible school can utilise the subsidy once per year and pre-approval must be given prior to booking with Tranzit.
- Book your education programme/s first with either institution.
- Once you have a confirmed date for your education programme/s you can access the subsidy by contacting Puke Ariki Education at firstname.lastname@example.org. This preapproval is required for the class/school and will be given by Puke Ariki Education to Tranzit for the relevant subsidy.
- Schools must contact Tranzit directly to book/organise your bus (06 757 5783).
For more information on the bus subsidy and your eligibility please contact Fiona Cayzer at Puke Ariki on 06 759 6710 or email@example.com