Free for Porirua schools, or $2 per child per programme.
What makes something a treasure/taonga?
We investigate what makes something a
treasure/taonga. Does it have to have a monetary value? Family treasures remind
us of past events and family members. These treasures are not necessarily
objects but can be names, stories, places, recipes, songs/haka as well as
photos, medals, clothing, toys and documents etc. We will then focus upon the
hei tiki - an important Māori family taonga and view some pounamu hei tiki in
the museum’s collection. Students
will then be able to make their own hei tiki to treasure and wear
Social Sciences - all strands; Health and Physical Education - Personal Identity; Arts – Visual Arts