Year 0 - 10 Options

As well as the established programmes below, the education officer is willing to work with you to develop a session that suits your assessment requirements.

Social Studies Year 1-10

  • Hands on learning focusing on gold and life in 19th Century New Zealand
  • Learn about Southern Maori in the Lakes District through legends, drama and artefacts
  • Walk through Arrowtown and stop at a miner's cottage, be locked up in a goldfields gaol and visit Mary MacKillop's cottage
  • Explore the Chinese settlement and discover what life was like for these industrious people
  • Try your hand at gold panning in the famous Arrow River with an expert tutor
  • Experience a class with Miss Gray in our 1880s schoolhouse and costumes
  • Learn how to make butter and rag mats
  • Get hands on with original artefacts
  • Use the historic cemetary to learn about class, religion, death and disease



Other options:

1880s Schoolyard games, Photographic interpretation, communication, Transport, Women in the Wakatipu, Inventions... or choose a special topic that we can tailor to you and your needs.