Planning and costs

What's involved in the programme - its focus on inquiry and hands-on learning, length of sessions, what to bring, available resources and more.

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The focus is on inquiry and hands-on interactive learning. A teachers' resource book is available for the Experience Old St Paul's programme.

Each half-day session is 2.5 hours long and includes two activities of your choice. Shorter sessions may be arranged on request (one activity per student).

The class is divided into small groups to do the activities.

Sessions may run in the morning or afternoon.

We are able to accommodate classes of up to 32 students.

We can run a full day programme of three or four activities - contact us to discuss your requirements.

Activities are best suited for students from years 5-8, but can be adapted for older students.

The Social Inquiry project can be used as a cross-curriculum project for senior primary and secondary students through to NCEA levels 1, 2 and 3 in Social Studies and History.

Cost: $5 per student for up to two activities. Teachers and adult helpers no charge.

Useful information

Please have your students wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Some activities have an outdoor component so bring appropriate clothing for rain or shine. Refer to our Visitor Information for further advice about the facilities available at Old St Paul's.

For bookings, please contact our Visitor Programme Coordinator on (04) 473 6722 or email