APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM 2021

APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM 2021

APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM 2021

ANZAC CRAFTS

A time of commemorations for New Zealanders and Australians who fought in the world wars.

For the first week of the holidays we have ANZAC craft workshops for the whole whānau.

Click one of these tabs to see what’s happening each day.

Check out our FB event pages and share with your friends by clicking here!

Resources: Provided within the cost of each workshop.

Bookings: Essential, 10 participants per session.

Phone the Museum reception today for bookings on 07 872-0085 or call in to the Museum reception at 135 Roche Street, Te Awamutu. 

All children must have adult supervision.

ANZAC Crafts – Make your own Poppy

Tuesday 20th April, two sessions:

10.00-11.30am or 12.00pm-1.30pm

Participants learn about the different poppy colours and what they symbolise. Once you’ve chosen your colour and materials, make your own unique poppy to take home or put on our commemoration wall on the Front Porch Gallery.

Cost: FREE

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner-Intermediate

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click here to see our FB event info.

ANZAC Crafts – Make a clay Poppy

Wednesday 21st April, two sessions:

10.00-11.30am or 12.00pm-1.30pm

Participants learn about the different poppy colours and what they symbolise. Once you’ve chosen your colour and materials, make your own unique poppy to take home or put on our commemoration wall on the Front Porch Gallery.

Cost: FREE

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner-Intermediate

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click here to see our FB event info.

ANZAC Crafts – Make a clay Poppy

Thursday 22nd April, two sessions:

10.00-11.30am or 12.00pm-1.30pm

Participants learn about the different poppy colours and what they symbolise. Once you’ve chosen your colour and materials, make your own unique poppy to take home or put on our commemoration wall on the Front Porch Gallery.

Cost: FREE

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner-Intermediate

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click here to see our FB event info.

WAITANGI DAY 2021 WORKSHOPS

WAITANGI DAY 2021 WORKSHOPS

WAITANGI DAY 6TH FEBRUARY 2021

A national day of affirming our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. What are the ways in which you are learning about our nation’s history pre 1840-2021?

The Museum has developed some fun ways to support learning and understanding of Māori culture, and its place in our nation’s history.

Click one of these tabs to see what’s happening each day.

Check out our FB event pages and share with your friends by clicking here!

Resources: Provided within the cost of each workshop.

Bookings: Essential, 10 participants per session.

Phone the Museum reception today for bookings on 07 872-0085 or fill in the form below. 

All children must have adult supervision.

Tī Rākau Stick Game with Oriwa & Awatea

Saturday 6th February, two sessions:

10.00-11.30am or 12.00pm-1.30pm

Every participant gets to design their very own tī rākau, learn the waiata song in Te Reo Māori and actions to the game. A great test of skill while learning its significance in Māori culture.

Cost: $5 per participant, per session

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click here to see our FB event info.

Māori Design Badges with Oriwa

Monday 8th February, two sessions:

10.00-11.30am or 12.00pm-1.30pm

Learn basic Māori design inspired by kōwhaiwhai and whakairo carving patterns, then make your own unique badge!

Cost: FREE

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click here to see our FB event info

TOI ORIWA DECEMBER WORKSHOPS

TOI ORIWA DECEMBER WORKSHOPS

Join the lovely Oriwa Morgan-Ward as she presents fun-filled creative activities for all ages.

Click one of these tabs to see what’s happening each day.

Check out our FB event pages and share with your friends by clicking here!

Resources: Provided within the cost of each workshop.

Bookings: Essential, 10 participants per session.

Phone the Museum reception today for bookings on 07 872-0085 or fill in the form below. 

All children must have adult supervision.

Tī Rākau Stick Game with Oriwa & Awatea

Wed 16th Dec, two sessions:

10.00-12pm or 12.30pm-2.30pm

Every participant gets to design their very own tī rākau and learn the waiata/song in Te Reo Māori along with the actions to the game. A great cost effective whānau activity of skill.

Cost: $5 per participant, per session

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click here to see our FB event info.

Hine and Tama Paper Dolls with Oriwa

Monday 21st Dec, two sessions:

10.00-12pm or 12.30pm-2.30pm

Learn about traditional Māori clothing and accessories. Each participant receives their own Hine or Tama Paper Dolls to design amazing outfits.

Cost: FREE

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click here to see our FB event info

Poi Making Workshop with Oriwa

Tues 22nd Dec, two sessions:

10.00-12pm or 12.30pm-2.30pm

Each participant receives their own materials to make a set of poi and learn the waiata song in Te Reo Māori along with the skilful actions. Another fun activity for the whānau or kids of all ages!

Cost: $5 per participant, per session

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click this link to see Oriwa demonstrate the poi and what you can expect in the workshop.

Click here to see our FB event info

Māori Design Badges with Oriwa

Wed 23rd Dec, two sessions:

10.00-12pm or 12.30pm-2.30pm

Learn basic Māori design inspired by kōwhaiwhai and whakairo carving patterns then make a badge out of it for you, or as a present for someone else!

Cost: $5 per participant, per session

Ages: Open to all ages

Skill: Beginner

Bookings: 10 participants per session

Click here for our FB event info

ANZAC COMMEMORATION

ANZAC 2020

This year Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia were in lockdown due to Covid-19. Usually the Museum would have activities for families to come in and commemorate ANZAC Day after the annual Te Awamutu dawn ceremony on ANZAC Green in the township. This year we were asked to stand at our front gates at dawn and commemorate ANZAC day in our own homes. Front gates took on amazing commemorative spaces by families sharing the spirit of loved ones lost.

The Museum decided to create virtual activities like the online presentation about ANZAC Day utilising images from the collection, posting it to our FB page. We also asked our online community to share their front gate commemorative poppies to our FB. Wow, what incredible artwork and some amazing messages of inspiration.

Here are two of our online activities we shared virtually.

Make a Poppy 

To commemorate Anzac Day, on the 25th Apil 2020 we invite you to make a poppy with us and the RSA.
If you would like to make a poppy for ANZAC day you can watch the video and download your poppy template here: