REAP Schools Programmes
We work alongside primary and secondary schools in our Wairarapa region to plan a range of programmes that support school students and teachers. Contact Trudy if you would like more information
The idea for Art Challenges came from our local artist Katie Gracie during the Covid-19 lockdown. They were designed to offer children and whanau a respite from the lockdown by encouraging creativity for all ages.
House of Science NZ - list of Science websites
House of Science NZ now have a YouTube channel – check out their videoes
The House of Science NZ have created a list of New Zealand Science websites that inspire young and old
Virtual Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History
The Education team at Aratoi have launched Virtual Aratoi. There are activities and stories about their collections that you can take part in. Check back in often as more are being added each week.
With the continued growth of te reo Māori learners there is a need to make it easier to find te reo Māori resources. Work is under way to develop a repository to support those teaching and learning te reo Māori to search for and access relevant content, tools and resources.
As we are still in the early stages of development, the platform focuses at present on enabling users to search for some new content, resources from Te Kete Ipurangi and from Digital NZ. We will have more features and content coming soon.
School-Gen and Mind Lab
Genesis School-gen + Mind Lab Kids join forces. FREE access for primary school kids all over Aotearoa for fun experiments , challenges and lightbulb moments.
National Geographic website – ever day they post a story or video that can be shared together at home.
Hei Hei and Siouxsie & Eve Investigate
On HeiHei – Join New Zealand’s most colourful scientist Dr Siouxsie Wiles and her daughter Eve as they investigate this hidden world of microbiology.
Nanogirl’s Lab – 50+ hands-on STEM projects for 6-11 year olds. Give your child a headstart with future-critical skills as they train with science superhero Nanogirl
Engineering Challenges - James Dyson Foundation
Dyson engineers have designed these challenges specifically for children. Ideal for home or in the classroom, they encourage inquisitive young minds to get excited about engineering.
Menza - Music Learning at Home
Visit our Music Learning at Home resource where you can find the “home-learning choice board”! This resource is great for years 5-8.
The links on the engaging choice board take learners, families and teachers to a well set out range of accessible, fun music activities linked to the music curriculum from levels 1-4. These resources continue to be updated and refreshed, so make sure you keep visiting!
Activities have been designed to support wellbeing in our bubbles through Whanaungatanga, Manaakitanga, Ako & Mahi Tahi.
Thank you to Far North REAP for the link
Internet Safety - John Parsons
John Parsons works with education, health and private sectors, providing specialist advice and direction on the safe and ethical use of Digital Communication Technology.
He is a published author of “Keeping Your Children Safe Online” and a social commentator who works throughout New Zealand and Internationally.
Thank you to Buller REAP for the link
Ukelele tutorials from our friends Selena and Matira at Far North REAP
Ukulele Tutorial 1 Getting Started
Ukulele Tutorial 2 including two basic Waiata
Ukulele Tutorial 3 with two basic Waiata including the F and G chord
Code Club Aotearoa
Code Club Aotearoa’s mission is to give every kiwi kid the opportunity to learn to code, no matter who or where they are.
Featherston Booktown have some great interactive reading and colouring in competitions on their website
Juanita McLellan, charismatic Drama senior teacher at Kuranui College, reads from one of her favourite stories, Alex, Book one of Alex The Quartet, written by Tessa Duder and published by OneTree House Publishers, Auckland. Our sincere thanks to Tessa Duder and Christine Dale at OneTree House for permission to read Tessa’s book online.