School programme

Kiwiana

Art & culture

Years 1-10. 90 minutes

Free for Porirua schools, or $2 per child per programme.

Treasure hunt in the courtyard

This programme explores the use of cultural and iconic objects and symbols of Aotearoa. After a quick Icon Quiz, students will embark on a Kiwiana treasure hunt around our courtyard looking for pavlovas, jandals, meat pies etc. We will then explore the work of artist Jeff Thomson who has become famous for his large ‘iconic’ NZ sculptures created out of corrugated roofing iron. Your students will create their own mini NZ iconic artworks (two choices) out of corrugated cardboard

Curriculum Links

Arts: Visual Arts –all strands; Social Sciences – Culture and Place 

Contact us

Email patakaeducation@poriruacity.govt.nz or phone (04) 237 3551 if you'd like us to tailor a programme to meet your learning goals.

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