Empowering young people through collaborative exploration

Our Gisborne lab offers innovative STEAM-related workshops during school terms, after school and in the school holidays. Workshop topics include animation, engineering, 3D design, robotics, coding, augmented reality and much more!

Our mission is to build confidence through new ways of learning and collaborating. We encourage inquiry, investigation and experimentation through hands-on creative teaching methods.

Our core philosophy celebrates learning through exploration, learning through fast failure, and empowering tamariki to lead their own educational journeys.


Key student benefits

Develop skills in problem-solving and critical thinking
Learn to work in groups collaboratively
Gain confidence and self-esteem
Learn self-management and leadership skills

School Group Bookings

Thanks to the generous support of the Eastland Community Trust and Activate Tairāwhiti, school group costs are subsidised to $1 per student per hour. Most school group workshops are two hours and can be scheduled as a morning or afternoon session.

You can book online or contact us on 06-777 0522 or gisborne@themindlab.com to schedule your next class visit.

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After-School Programme

Term 1 2019 – Early Engineers

  • Suitable for 7-12-year-olds
  • Every Tuesday afternoon from 3:30 – 5:00 pm (starting 12th February)
  • $135.00 for the full 8-week programme

Join The Mind Lab Gisborne’s brand new After-School Programme.

Early Engineers will lay the path of discovery for any curious builders, designers, inventors, break-apart put-back-together tinkerers. Over 8 weeks young engineers will invent their own super machines! Along the way, they will develop their problem-solving skills as they collaboratively build simple and complex mechanisms such as catapults and mechanical arms.

Book online or contact us on 06-777 0522 or gisborne@themindlab.com to register interest.

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School Holiday Workshops

Every school holidays we invite 7-12-year-old Gizzy kids into the lab to create, construct, test and prototype through a huge range of explorative workshops. For 2019 we’ve introduced BRAND NEW topics such as Hackathon, Chatbot, Rube Goldberg challenges and more!

Check back soon for our next School Holiday Programme schedule.

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