New Zealand

25 Sept 2022

Lutheran Education Learning Tours, fostering contemporary educational growth through professional collaboration


New Zealand Contemporary Learning Tour 

25 September - 1st October

We will be visiting the following schools:

Age School

Stonefields School

Albany Senior High

Teaomrama School

Freemans Bay School

Green School

Hobsonville Point

Day 1  Sunday 25 Sept

Check in at Holiday Inn Express, Auckland

5:30pm Meet at Holiday Inn Reception for Welcome

6:30pm Tour dinner @Frida

Day 1  Monday 26th Sept

From 6:30am - Breakfast included at the Hotel

8:15am - Depart Hotel

9:00am - Stonefields School - Immersion and Workshops

3.30pm - Reflection at Stonefields

4.15pm - Depart Stonefields School

5.00pm - Hotel Arrival for an informal night and social time 

6.30pm - Optional Dinner venue @Heaven Scent

Day 2 Tuesday 27th Sept

From 6.30am - Breakfast included at the Hotel

7.20am - Depart Hotel

9.30am - Arrive Teaomarama School

12.30pm - Depart Teaomarama School

12:45pm - Lunch at local cafe

1:45pm - Depart for Auckland Holiday Inn Pair Share Chat on Bus

2.30pm - Arrive at Hotel and meet in Reception for journal reflection

3.00pm - Free Time

6.30pm - Social Catchups or depart for Optional Dinner location @Ponsonby Road Precinct


Day 3 Wednesday 28th Sept

from 6.30am - Breakfast included at the Hotel

8.00am - Depart Hotel

8.30am - Arrive Age School

12.00pm - Depart Age School

12.30pm - Freemans Bay School, lunch included

3.00pm - Depart Freemans Bay School

5.00pm - Albany Senior School

6.00pm - Albany Senior School - Exhibition of Learning

7.30pm - Depart Albany Senior School

8.00pm - Arrive at Hotel for Optional Dinner location @Occidental Belgian Bier Huis

Day 4 Thursday 29th Sept

from 6.30am - Check out, store bags 

7.45am - Depart Hotel with overnight bag

8.30am - Arrive at Airport for 9.40am Flight

10.30am - Arrive New Plymouth

11.00am - Arrive at Green School

3.00pm - Reflection and Dialogue Walk

5.00pm - Dinner @Green School

7.30pm - Depart for New Plymouth International Hotel

Day 5 Friday 30th Sept

from 7.00am - Breakfast included at the Hotel New Plymouth International

7.45am - Depart New Plymouth International

8.15am - Arrive at Airport for 9.15am flight

10.30am - Arrive Auckland

11.30am - Arrive at Hobsonville Point Secondary

2:45 pm - Reflection and Goal Setting

3.30pm - Depart Hobsonville Point Secondary

4.00pm - Arrive at Hotel to checkin and pickup stored luggage

5.00pm - Optional Pre Dinner cocktail @Albert Bar (rooftop of hotel)

6.00pm - Depart Hotel from reception for Dinner

6.30pm - Final Tour Dinner @Monsoon Poon 

Day 6 Saturday 1st October

from 6.30am Breakfast included at Hotel

Transfers to Auckland Airport across the day for departing flights

by 10.00am Checkout and Depart

Extra Information

Care and Comfort/Updates

COVID Information All participants will be required to RAT before departure to New Zealand and each morning. A digital covid form will need to be completed with your RAT result morning. The digital form will be sent in a pre tour email.

All tour activities will adhere to up to date government requirements and we will keep attendees updated on what these are at the time.

We recommend that all attendees stay in own single rooms even if attending from same school unless those people normally live together and share bathroom etc.

Should you become unwell during the tour please alert one of the organisers immediately so that we can care for you appropriately.

Communication: Pre tour communication will be via email. Throughout the tour we will communicate via text messge. Please ensure you have an active phone.

Dress Code: During the School Visits - School Business Dress please. Green School will be much more casual we will be spending considerable time outside (come prepared for wet weather and sunshine). 

Weather: It is expected to be cool with max temps around 16 Degrees

Derek's Mobile: 0409 491 441

Kim's Mobile: 0418 861 120

Andrew's Mobile: 0437 818 288

Costs: Accommodation, events,  transfers, tour dinner, and breakfast on both days are included and billed to your school, you are not required to make any payments of these during the tour. The hotel may ask for a credit card solely for mini-bar charges. Approximate cost of this tour is expected to be $3000 Full Participant

$1700 Partner/Particpant

$740 Partner/Non Particpant (including New Plymouth flight)

Airport Transfers: Please monitor the arrival details on email and text for a pickup details. 

Pre-reading & References

Contemporary Learning Framework (3) - Copy
Download PDF • 9.61MB

Age School

Stonefields School

Albany Senior High

Teaomrama School

Freemans Bay School

Albany Senior High: Impact Project Celebration

Albany Senior High
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Language resources

Dictionary -

Te Reo Māori pronunciation poster

Cultural resources

Song for us all to learn:

- Te aroha - Love

- Te whakapono - Faith

- Me te rangimarie - Peace

- Tatou tatou e - For us all


Overview of a Pōwhiri - https://www.teaomā

- Many schools will welcome us with a less formal mihi whakatau (which enables some of the korero {speaking} to be in English)

Reflection Resources

Mood Meter

Language poster
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