School Groups Gisborne

The Mind Lab formed in 2013 with a mission to encourage young students to get excited by science and technology.

We look at new ways of learning and collaborating whilst using digital to extend students’ knowledge. We encourage children to enquire, investigate and experiment through hands-on creative learning methods.

Our core philosophy celebrates learning through failure, learning by doing, and empowering young people to lead their own educational journeys.

After a visit to The Mind Lab your students will develop:

Technical skills key competencies as they learn through collaborative and creative challenges that encompass Science, Technology, Mathematics and Arts.

Learning by doing

Our school group sessions are generally investigative, open-ended and multidisciplinary, however we also provide sessions that link directly to the New Zealand National Curriculum (NZC).

For example, while you may choose to set your students a robotics challenge, you could also choose a session related more specifically towards light energy, forces, the human body, measurement, technological systems etc. All sessions involve hands-on, active learning experiences where students learn through doing and where discovery and creativity are actively encouraged.

Student Programme Topics

› 3D Design & Printing
› Animation
› Coding
› Creative
› Innovative
› Web & Graphic Design
› Electronic Engineering
› Science & Engineering
› Robotics
› Film Making

Pricing and Booking

Each school group workshop can be personalised to suit your learning topics and has a maximum number of 32 students to ensure interaction with everyone and everything. Workshops are delivered in two-hour sessions during the school term, either a morning or afternoon session. Thanks to the amazing support of the Eastland Community Trust and Activate Tairāwhiti the cost has been subsidised so it is only $1 per student per hour if you are located within the Gisborne District catchment, otherwise it is $6 per student per hour

Call 06-777 0522 or email for enquiries or register your interest here.