Government House offers a number of exciting education programmes, which have been created to facilitate student learning about the house, and the role, history and importance of New Zealand’s Governor-General.
Knowledgeable educators will guide you through the Visitor Centre and Government House, discovering more about the Governor-General, his activities and the treasures and artefacts contained in the house. For teachers looking at a civics programme, visiting Government House can work alongside visits to Parliament and the Supreme Court.
Tours and programmes can be created for all levels from Early childhood, Primary (Years 1-6), Intermediate (Years 7-8), Secondary (Years 9-13), Tertiary.
Programme themes available include:
- The role and significance of the Governor-General
- The history of the institution and the way it is evolving
- The New Zealand honours system and the concept of service to the community and nation
- How leadership is acquired and exercised and the consequences for communities
- Art and Art History: New Zealand, European and Maori Art
- Digital Media: preparation for the production of a digital story with own on-site photographs
- Technology: conservation project, earthquake strengthening, sustainability.