50 Ferrymead Park Dr,
Phone: (03) 384 6492
Curriculum based learning experiences for Primary, Intermediate and Secondary students.
Providing an authentic, hands on heritage experience
Most programmes can be tailored to meet the curriculum requirements of any Primary or Secondary level.
Ferrymead Education Staff
Cindy Hey, Jenny Walkinshaw and Robert Pearcy
The Education Staff at Ferrymead Heritage Park are all New Zealand trained and registered teachers.
Our Education Programmes provide:
- multi-sensory learning opportunities.
- hands-on, curriculum-linked programmes.
- flexible, adaptable programmes.
- inclusive programmes.
- authentic environment for learning.
- skilled and highly motivated teachers.
- plenty of parking.
All our programmes include wearing costumes, except for some larger customised bookings. The educator will talk to you about this at the time of your booking.
We also have costumes available for hire. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Students have opportunities to
- dress in clothing of the era.
- learn about and experience etiquette of the past.
- take part in role plays and experience everyday life in the past.
- reflect on and discuss the similarities, differences and changes in New Zealand society.
- participate in enriching and enjoyable learning experiences.
Planning your visit
Programmes are available any time between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday. We recommend that your programme start at 9.30am and runs for approximately 2.5 to 3.5 hours. This would include lunch and time to look around the Park if you wish.
Postponement of visit
We leave it up to the school whether or not to postpone due to weather. However in the interests of safety we reserve the right to postpone if the weather conditions at Ferrymead are extreme.
If you decide to postpone, arrangements can be made for another visit.
All Ferrymead Education programmes are $8.20 per student, GST inclusive.
If you book your visit in the first week of any term, the cost is reduced to $4.10 per student.
All adults are free.
Ferrymead Heritage Park will invoice your school after your visit.
Some of our programmes include a ride on an electric tram. Where this is not included, a tram can be hired for $20.00 and must be pre-booked.
Ferrymead Education Staff will discuss this with you at the time of your booking.
If you choose a 'Stepping Back in Time' programme for your visit, you will also receive a pack containing information about this era. There will be photos to use for display, along with possible questions.
At the end of your visit you will receive a pack containing resources that may be useful for your follow up work.
Pre School Groups
Ferrymead Education has activities suitable for pre-school groups. Contact us for more information.
We would particularly recommend
'New Zealand Suffragists'
'Stepping Back in Time 1860s'
'Stepping Back in Time 1900s'
as programmes that would be highly suitable for secondary students studying the past. These programmes provide multi sensory experiences of what it would have been like living in this time. They also provide a deeper understanding of the times from a variety of points of view.
We welcome ESOL groups to take part in our Education Programmes. We particularly recommend 'Kiwi Culture' as a way to find out more about New Zealand and its past This programme should enable your students to develop language skills and extend their vocabulary, both at Ferrymead and back in class when looking at photos that have been taken as part of the programme.
'Stepping Back in Time 1900s' is another programme highly suitable for ESOL students, along with our new Transport Days.
Costume Hire for other Events
Ferrymead Heritage Park has costumes available for hire to schools. Please contact us to discuss your requirements. (03 3846492)
Term 2 Thursday, June 13 - this day is now fully booked
Term 3 Thursday, August 29
Term 4 Thursday, December 5
Bring your class to Ferrymead and experience riding on our:
Double Decker Bus
and see a
Fire Engine Display
Take part in our new transport trail around the many vehicles at Ferrymead.