What to expect

We work with up to 32 students in either a morning or afternoon session. Each session runs for 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Morning session
9.40 Arrival and introductions
9.50 Workshop begins
10.45 Workshop ends
10.45 Morning tea, students are asked to bring their drink bottle and snack.
11.00 Gallery tour
11.25 Regroup and say goodbye. End of morning visit.

Afternoon session
12.15 Arrival and introductions
12.25 Workshop begins
1.20 Workshop ends
1.20 Afternoon tea, students are asked to bring their drink bottle and snack.
1.35 Gallery tour
1.55 Regroup and say goodbye.

If you are booking two classes for the day, we would suggest you connect with the Pakuranga Library so that you can alternate the classes between the two venues. This structure will reduce travel costs and provide a full day's learning experience.


Free onsite parking is available for schools, teachers and parents. A loading zone for buses and vans is located at the front entrance of Te Tuhi on Reeves Road. Carparks are located at the rear entrance accessed via William Roberts Road. 


Te Tuhi is committed to being open and accessible to all and has step-free access throughout its public spaces as well as accessible toilets. Let us know if your students have any access needs, as all workshops can be tailored to meet your requirements. 

Food and beverages

Te Tuhi Café is located on the premises and is open Monday – Saturday, 9am – 2pm. Students are welcome to use designated areas of the building for lunch and morning or afternoon tea during scheduled break sessions. Teachers are advised to ensure that students bring their water bottles with them on their visit. 

Before your visit to Te Tuhi, please discuss our gallery guidelines with your class:

  • No food or drink inside the art gallery
  • Care for artworks by not touching them or running in the gallery
  • Turn your mobile phones off during your visit
  • Consider other visitors and keep voices down
  • Contact our Schools Coordinator in advance if you wish to take photographs or videos inside the gallery

Health and safety

Te Tuhi aims to provide a safe environment for students, minimising and managing risks by having guidelines in place. Our educator possesses the core competencies required for LEOTC providers. 

The safety of LEOTC participants is a shared responsibility between participants and providers of LEOTC. It is Te Tuhi’s responsibility to provide competent staff, the required health and safety equipment and a general Risk Analysis Management System (RAMS). 

Te Tuhi has a health and safety policy and our educator is trained in first aid. Te Tuhi’s health and safety policies are available on request. We maintain an Accident Register which is to be completed for all incidents regardless of severity. 

All teachers are required to bring a current register when visiting, and it is the responsibility of the teacher to have this accessible at all times. 

Te Tuhi is responsible for the safe compliance of the building and fixtures and how students interact within the Te Tuhi facilities. However all schools and teachers from the visiting school hold the overall responsibility for the safety for all children within their group. 

It is the responsibility of students to adhere to institution and school health and safety guidelines. 

Covid-19 protection framework (traffic light system)

At Te Tuhi we want to keep everyone safe and make sure you feel safe too.

We are a mask-friendly space that seeks to protect the wellbeing of our visitors by taking appropriate measures, including the use of CO2 monitors, to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

We ask that you remain conscious of others by adhering to healthy habits such as washing and sanitising your hands regularly, coughing and sneezing into your elbow and staying home if you are unwell.

Staffing and supervision ratios

Years 1 – 4          1:6
Years 5 – 7          1:7
Years 8 – 10       1:10
Years 11 – 13      1:25

Parents and helpers

Parents and helpers accompanying visiting school groups must remain with the group at all times during the visit. 

Risk Analysis Management System (RAMS)

The purpose of risk assessment:

  • To identify all possible hazards
  • To identify measures which will prevent or minimise all possible hazards
  • In the event of harm to anyone, to identify the action which will control and minimise the extent of injury


Te Tuhi Risk Analysis Management System