School Holidays

We offer a range of full day camps for 7 to 12 year olds, all of which nurture that boundless, unwavering curiosity of theirs. Whether it’s their first session or their fiftieth, they’ll be faced with new, engaging challenges in a supportive, encouraging environment.

We cater to the needs of each child we come across – including those with learning disabilities. Our core philosophy recognises that education should be personalised to the individual, so understanding how these children learn best and adjusting lessons to suit is common practice here at the Lab


AKLD SHP January Timetable 2018 III (1)

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We offer School Holiday programmes in:

3D Design & Printing

Create, build and print your own 3D design using advanced technology that already plays a huge part in our world. Learn the basic skills required to put them to use in the television, film or computer game industry! (The 3D prints will not be ready until a few weeks after the school holidays).


Harness stop-motion, digital and 3D animation technologies to bring inanimate objects to life. Tell your own story while exploring ideas of movement, expression, story telling and film-making.


Explore the basic concepts of coding using child-friendly visual programming platforms. Once you’ve mastered the basics, come up with your own creative application of your learning. You’ll be able to keep working on your project from home – giving you time to perfect it and show the fambam how it’s done!

Electronic Engineering

Spark an interest in electronics by learning the basics of electricity and circuit design, complimented by some fun hands-on challenges. Practice problem-finding, problem-solving, collaboration along the way, while developing an understanding of renewable energy sources.

Film Making

Master the art of story-telling using visual media. Conquer key filming concepts such as directing, filming, framing, composition and editing, and one day you’ll be giving Peter Jackson a run for his money. Please note: students may not come home with a complete film. We will upload all films to a private viewing channel so parents can view them at their leisure.


Program a robot, then watch it make its own decisions and carry out tasks without any input– besides your own critical thinking. Work through design challenges to perfect your creation, and learn how crucial robotic design is in the real world with fun, collaborative games.

Science & Engineering

Explore concepts such as forces, pressure chemical change, conservation, human physiology and biomechanics to get ahead in an increasingly science-driven world. Get stuck in with hands-on challenges and exciting games that will stretch your scientific knowledge and wow you along the way. The perfect course for all aspiring Einsteins.

World Wide Web

The World Wide Web connects us to people, facts and fun from all over the world. We’ll show you how to design your own content on the web, whether it’s a website for your favourite band, a blog about the best online games or a platform for hosting your ultimate cat videos. We’ll learn how to create the perfect experience for internet users who are lucky enough to find our content online.

Graphic Design

Using digital tools, photography and typography, we’ll use art for problem-solving, becoming graphic designers as we go! Our soon-to-be-pro artists will experience the process of seeing projects through from concept to reality. Whether it’s their own logo, a movie poster, or an illustration for their favourite book, Graphic Design is sure to get those creative cogs turning.



Wednesday 10th & 24th January ’18

Digital, Polaroid or just on their phone, if your teen’s got a camera they take everywhere, we’ll teach them how to use it!

On this course we work through the basics in photography including how to work with light, angles, editing and objects. Your teen will learn how to compose unique images, develop their skills and create captivating photos to wow their friends and whanau.  We’ll look at their camera’s settings and teach them to really utilise their device, becoming a pro-photographer as they go.

Snap up a spot on our Teens Summer Photography Programme now, before they’re gone!