Tōnui Collab is a specialist bilingual education lab dedicated to creating innovative STEM learning opportunities for learners of Tairāwhiti. Young people are empowered through innovative STEM* workshops - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths - workshop topics include animation, engineering, 3D design, robotics, coding, augmented reality and more!
Tōnui Collab is a charitable trust (Incorporation number 50055494) and our workshops are available during the school term, after school, and in the school holidays.
Our core philosophy celebrates learning through exploration, learning through fast fails, and empowering tamariki to lead their own educational journeys. We encourage inquiry, investigation and experimentation through hands-on creative exploration. We strive to build confidence through new ways of learning and collaborating.
TŌNUI Collab collaborates with teachers to support the impactful adoption of digital technologies. Through professional learning and development partnerships, teachers are supported in developing the confidence to introduce emerging technologies into contemporary learning environments.
TŌNUI Collab offers 2 hour workshops every morning or afternoon for school groups. With the generous support of Trust Tairāwhiti, workshops are $1 per child per hour.
TŌNUI Collab invites children to discover, explore and create during the school holidays.
Our half-day workshops range from 3D design to animation, engineering to robotics, graphics to science!
TŌNUI Collab welcomes
7-14 year old creators into the lab during the school term for hands-on focused and collaborative discovery workshops.
TŌNUI Collab, with support from Trust Tairawhiti, design innovative workshops that support the Tech Week kaupapa of 'Tech for Good'.
TŌNUI Collab creates opportunities for young women aged 10 - 18 to work collaboratively to develop an app that solves community problems.
TŌNUI Collab looks for opportunities to partner with other community groups or organisations to offer technology-based learning opportunities for tamariki.