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

Hear what our Gisborne friends say about us

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 some BRAND NEW topics, sign up to our mailing list to be the first one to find out when our next school holiday workshops are live! 

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.

After-School Programme

Term 2: Early Engineers – Rocketing into Space!

Join The Mind Lab Gisborne’s brand new After-School programme!

Term 2’s Early Engineers will investigate what it takes to launch rockets into space. Over 8 weeks your young engineers will learn about aerodynamic forces, experiment with projectile motion, and launch handmade rockets. Along the way, they will develop their collaborative problem-solving skills.

  • Start Date: Tuesday 7th May 2019
  • When: Every Tuesday afternoon from 3:30 – 5:00 PM

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

Join our mailing list

Want to be the first to know when holiday programme bookings are open? Grab yourself a tasty discount? Or hear about all the exciting events coming up in the Gisborne lab? Join our mailing list. We’ll keep you in-the-know.

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