Education at Waitangi

Did you know NZ has two flags?

20 March 2019

Nz’s first flag, Te Kara, was chosen and flew here at Waitangi exactly 185 years ago today and is still one of NZ’s official flags. Visiting schools are surprised to learn that NZ has two flags!

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Celebrating the 179th Anniversary of the Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi

06 February 2019

Waitangi Treaty Grounds welcomed tens of thousands of people to celebrate New Zealand/Aotearoa’s founding document, signed here on the 6th February 1840.


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Chinese- themed Holiday Programme 7th - 18th January

09 January 2019

Fantastic traditonal folding fans - fun to make and great for the summer!
Fantastic folding fans and traditional shadow puppetry - just a few of the many creative activities exploring Chinese culture and identity

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Meri Kirihimete from Waitangi!

20 December 2018

​The Education Team wishes you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2019! We would like to thank all teachers, students and whanau who participated in our programmes during 2018. We value each and every one of you!

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Student Focus Group shares experiences in an awesome video

18 September 2018

​Students from local schools were passionate about what their day at Waitangi meant to them. We captured some of their thoughts in a short video. To hear what they had to say, view the video here (Credit and thanks to Kerry Leaf - Waitangi Education Officer)

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Kia Kaha te Reo Māori !  Let’s make the Māori language strong !

10 September 2018

​Te Wiki o te Reo Māori- Māori Language Week, encourages New Zealanders to promote the use of the Māori language , which, along with English and New Zealand Sign Language, has been an official language of our country since 1987.

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Newly formed Student Focus Group a great success!

04 September 2018

Students from 5 local schools recently spent a day with our Education Team taking part in all aspects of our programme. The purpose was to gather valuable student feedback and suggestions. There were some interesting and creative ideas and we look forward to incorporating some into our programmes.

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AFS Intercultural student group - from eight different countries!

22 August 2018

This diverse group of students were honoured when one of their group played the role of ‘Chief’ for the visitors being welcomed into the Whare Rūnanga (Carved Meeting House) for the Cultural Performance

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Japanese students enjoy Waitangi’s beauty, culture and history

07 August 2018

Our Education team enjoyed sharing some aspects of New Zealand’s culture and history with visiting Japanese students who are being hosted by Whangarei Boys’ and Girls’ High Schools.

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Hands-on learning with Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kaikohe

05 August 2018

​Our Education Team recently had a fantastic visit with an awesome group of Year 9 and 10 students from Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kaikohe. Their focus was learning about traditional Māori weaponry and students participated in a hands-on taiaha (fighting staff) workshop with two of our very knowledgeable cultural performers

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Happy Matariki !  The Māori New Year celebrates new life and remembers the past            

01 July 2018

There are many myths and legends about Matariki in Māori culture
There are many myths and legends about Matariki in Māori culture

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New Digital Learning Lab at Waitangi offers exciting opportunities

13 June 2018

​Waitangi Treaty Grounds is one of only three facilities nationwide selected by Te Papa Tongarewa Museum to deliver the state of the art digital programme, Raranga Matihiko - Weaving Digital Futures. The programme delivers innovative digital technologies to Far North students with limited access to new learning opportunities

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Kaikohe Christian School students share what Waitangi meant to them

07 June 2018

Their recent visit encouraged a real interest in our history for these Year 8 and 9 students , who shared this in their awesome thank you letters.

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Raranga Matihiko Teacher Planning Day

22 May 2018

​Raranga Matihiko is a Digital Technologies for All programme, funded by the Ministry of Education

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Visit from Cannington School

11 May 2018

A very special visit from the students at Cannington School in Canterbury

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Welcome to Term 2!

07 May 2018

Welcome back to Term 2! Virtual Visits, Education Blog, Matariki Programme and more!

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Whangarei Boys’ High School visit to Waitangi

12 April 2018

Whangarei Boys’ High School students thanked Te Pitowhenua, our Kapa Haka rōpu, for their performance with a mihi and a roaring haka.

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Visits from Albany Junior High School

08 April 2018

We get the loveliest thank you notes from our visitors!

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Te Kara

05 March 2018

​Te Kara, our first flag, was chosen on 20 March 1834.

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Education at Waitangi Blog

20 February 2018

Welcome to our brand new Education at Waitangi blog! This is a way for our visiting groups to share their experiences and the learning they have taken back home with them. We will also post news from the Education Team through this page.

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