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Open Daily 10am to 5pm

Secondary Education

Contact:

 

Chris Davey, BA, Dip Tchg

Education Officer

Phone: (03) 343 9517

Email: educ@airforcemuseum.co.nz

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We offer a diverse and unique set of resources for secondary school teachers and students.

One of our core functions as a museum is to collect and preserve primary sources relevant to New Zealand military aviation history, including photographic archives, papers and documents such as letters and diaries, oral histories and other artefacts. Our exhibits weave these together to tell the story of our Air Force and our country. With access to our extensive resources, students are able to integrate personal accounts, images and expert opinions into their projects and assignments.

We realise that secondary school groups often have very specific needs and individual areas of study, therefore we do not offer set programmes for secondary groups. Instead, we prefer to create sessions tailored to your school’s needs. Simply let us know what subject you are studying and we will be happy to negotiate a programme to meet your needs.

Examples of sessions we have run in the past:

  • World War Two in the Pacific - the Japanese Threat
  • The ANZAC and Gallipoli Story
  • Strategic Bombing
  • Fashion at War
  • Exhibition Design
  • War and its Impact on Aviation
  • World War Two Prisoner of War Experiences
  • Rationing in World War Two
  • The Museum Collection as Inspiration for Art
  • Propaganda and War Art

Most of our Education Programmes are free of charge, subject to programme content and length, group size, and the number of Museum staff involved. The Air Force Museum is a registered charitable trust, so koha or donations are gladly accepted and appreciated. Accompanying adults are free of charge. In order to discuss your particular needs, please contact the Education Officer, Chris Davey.

Resources available at the Air Force Museum:

  • Teacher resource packs
  • Engaging and interactive exhibits
  • Rich photographic archive and research collection
  • Reference library of 3,500 books and publications on a range of military and aviation-related subjects
  • Diverse collection of historical artefacts
  • Oral histories - interviews with air force personnel and war veterans about their experiences
  • An 80-seat theatre
  • A dedicated classroom

Learning areas: 

  • Social Sciences: Identity, Culture and Organisation; Place and Environment; Continuity and Change
  • Technology: Technical Knowledge, Nature of Technology
  • Science: Physical World, Planet Earth and Beyond
  • Arts: Design, Photography

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Primary Education

We offer a broad range of primary education programmes, all closely linked to and designed for the New Zealand School Curriculum.

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