New Zealand History School Trips
Aotearoa NZ School
Connect to local history &
Learn the significant history of New Zealand
School tours are offered across a range of subject areas and are designed specifically for your school.
Tour durations and prices are flexible to fit with your schools needs and budget.
Marie’s expertise is interdisciplinary weaving history and ecology into a narrative that is comprehensible by any age.
Explore Teacher Training PD trips | Marie is an approved Ministry of Education Field-Based STEM facilitator.
Rachel, Lincoln High School
"Our [New Zealand History School Trip] with Marie was excellent, and I highly recommend her to other teachers. Everything was beautifully organised and easy, and Marie was so engaging. The students learnt a lot, and the subject really came alive for them. A tour with Marie would also be excellent PD for any staff teaching Social Studies, History, Geography or Ecology. Marie has thoroughly researched the content of her tours and is so knowledgeable. She is friendly and her passion for story-telling is clear. A great day out for myself and my students."
Akaroa has it all
Akaroa is unique in having 5 of the most important historic sites in New Zealand, close together that tell a complete settlement story. Ideal for a New Zealand History School Trip.
Tuhiraki the marker of the first Polynesian settlers to Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū / Banks Peninsula
Takapūneke, the location of the Brig Elizabeth Te Rauparaha massacre that directly led to the first British Resident in NZ
Ōnuku Marae where the Te Tiriti o Waitangi was first signed in the South Island
The Britomart Monument where the British demonstrated sovereignty of the South Island in the ‘Race-for-Akaroa’
Britomart Reserve where the Kemp Purchase of Canterbury forced the sale of 8.1 million hectares for £2000 in 1848.
Understand the big ideas of Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories: in a bi cultural context.
Know national, rohe, and local contexts: with a local expert.
Do; thinking critically about the past and interpreting stories about it: Be the Change.
The Seventh Generation Principles
Tūrangawaewae: know who you are, where you belong.
Kaitiakitanga: protect that which you love.
Manaakitanga: share stories that enhance, so that you leave better.
What teachers say
"Your kōrero was informative and considerate! It was rich in history, well detailed, and researched. It served as a reminder of just how important it is for students to learn about where they come from and the stories from where they reside. Such learning out of the classroom is invaluable and necessary! It allows learners to make connections and better understand the world around them. Our students were able to visualise and better comprehend the events which had taken place in Akaroa and make connections with what happened then and what continues to happen in Aotearoa, New Zealand."
"Our tour with Marie was excellent, and I highly recommend her to other teachers. Everything was beautifully organised and easy, and Marie was so engaging. The students learnt a lot, and the subject really came alive for them. A tour with Marie would also be excellent PD for any staff teaching Social Studies, History, Geography or Ecology. Marie has thoroughly researched the content of her tours and is so knowledgeable. She is friendly and her passion for story-telling is clear. A great day out for myself and my students."
Ka mua, ka muri
walking backwards into the future
About Your Guide
New Zealand history school trips with The Seventh Generation weaves stories together and are bought to life in a vision of understanding by an expert storyteller and seventh generation French descendant, who draws on students’ imaginations and creativity to create a unique connection to personal inquiry.
With decades of work in community conservation and as a trained ecologist, Marie Haley can arrange visits to the internationally renowned Hinewai Reserve and Wildside Project for students to build a deeper connection to nature conservation concepts.
Marie has had many years of experience in operating tours with school groups of all ages. You can fully rely on her to provide the best possible experience for your students to learn about the history and nature of New Zealand in an engaging way, so that they leave with more knowledge, a deeper sense and understanding for New Zealand and a strong sense of hope for the future.
Marie is a Field-based STEM PLD accredited facilitator able to work with the Ministry for Education. Read more HERE