TŌNUI Collab invites groups of tamariki and rangatahi from schools and kura across te Tairāwhiti to come and explore the diversity of STEM in an innovative and encouranging learning environment.
Workshop tools range from animation to electronic engineering, game development to graphic design, coding and computational thinking, augmented reality to virutal reality.
We offer 2 hour workshops, full day workshops, and multi-day workshops.
We are a bilingual specialist STEM Education lab and our workshops can be taught in reo Māori or English. Our workshops often use pūrākau (story) o te Tairāwhiti as foundation for STEM exploration - this could look like exploring the pūrākau of the Horouta waka voyaging from Hawaiki to Turanganui-a-Kiwa while learning computational thinking concepts or retelling the pūrākau of Whirikoka and his adventures with the sea animals out at Mangataikapua through animation, it could look like rangatahi developing computer games that celebrate the life of Te Maro or recreating a virtual experience that is reflective of Maia Poroaki's journey.
Our Edtechs also work hard to design workshops that aligh with the inquiry focus of the learners so we invite teachers and kaiako to share with us, the inquiries being explored in the classroom so that we can design workshops that align with these inquiry topics through a STEM lens.
Thanks to the support of Trust Tairāwhiti our School Group workshops cost only $1 per learner per hour.