Award-winning science, tech & discovery learning experiences for young people
We offer programmes for children in Auckland and Gisborne with an aim to encourage young students to get excited by science and technology.
We look at new ways of learning and collaborating whilst using digital tools and applications to extend students’ knowledge.
About our School Programmes
Emerging technologies are rapidly transforming industries and disrupting economies both globally and at home in Aotearoa, but our education system moves much more slowly! This disconnect means that many young people may struggle to find relevant opportunities by the time they finish school.
The Ministry of Education is seeking to address this problem by integrating digital technologies into the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa by term 1 of 2020. We’re excited that New Zealand has finally made the move to ensure that students across the nation will become ‘digitally capable thinkers, producers and creators’. (Digital Technologies and the New Zealand Curriculum, pg 3).
We are welcoming this change with open arms. At The Mind Lab we have been teaching children contemporary skills at our custom-built labs since 2013, encouraging children from age 4 to 14 to become creative, active learners of technology and the digital world. We have taught over 100,000 students from hundreds of schools and have developed a huge range of exciting and engaging science, technology and discovery-based workshops.
Our unique approach to education allows students to take on relevant, real-world challenges in a collaborative and project-based environment.
Our Core Philosophy
Learning by doing
Learning through failure
Collaborating & sharing knowledge
Developing digital fluency
School group sessions at The Mind Lab help students learn how to take advantage of the capabilities of technology, becoming creators – not just users – of digital technology.
Each workshop can be personalised to suit your school learning topics or our EdTech Educators can work with you to plan a bespoke session around a topic or theme of your choosing.
We think you and your students will find our workshops useful (and great fun!) as we move towards a more tech-enabled, connected future.
Every school holidays, we invite 7-12-year-olds into our Auckland and Gisborne labs to create, construct, test and prototype through a huge range of explorative workshops.
We cover a huge range of exciting STEAM-based topics including robotics, coding, 3D design, engineering and much more!
Check back soon for school holiday bookings.
Find out more
Contact our Auckland or Gisborne labs directly to find out more or to make a booking.