Learning outcomes

Visual arts, levels 3–6

Understanding arts in context

During our pre-visit exercises we will learn about three separate journeys to Aotearoa. This will inspire our ideas about ocean navigation and different encounters experienced along the way.

Developing ideas

During our pre-visit exercises we will begin to develop our understanding of how and why travel to Aotearoa was important, and what challenges were faced along the way. During our Te Tuhi visit we will use this knowledge and understanding to help develop our own ideas before and while making of our own art.

Developing practical knowledge

During our visit we will use a variety of techniques and materials to create an artwork that shares our understanding of the three journeys to Aotearoa and the challenges experienced along the way.

Communicating and interpreting

During our visit we will share our ideas and thoughts about the art we see and make. We will listen to how others have created their art.

Social sciences

Identity, culture and organisation

Place and environment

During our pre-visit exercises we will learn about how Aotearoa as a home for culture and identity for its new arrivals.

Key competencies

At Te Tuhi all our workshops are designed with these key competencies in mind:


Success criteria: I know I will be successful if I…

  • Share my opinions about the ideas we are discussing about the artworks
  • Share my questions and confusions I have about the artworks and how they are represented
  • Add to other people’s ideas in group discussion

Using language, symbols and texts

Success criteria: I know I will be successful if I…

  • Make connections and think deeply about the artworks I see
  • Listen carefully to the specialised art language that the Te Tuhi facilitator shares with us
  • Respond in oral, visual or written form when sharing my ideas

Relating to others

Success criteria: I know I will be successful if I…

  • Listen actively when people are sharing their opinions
  • Take my turn to share my ideas and opinions
  • Work quietly in the art studio so that others can think and concentrate on their artwork to produce their best work

Participating and contributing

Success criteria: I know I will be successful if I…

  • Use my time productively by engaging in sharing my ideas
  • Listen actively to the ideas of others
  • Take a risk and share my questions or confusions to help my understanding

Managing self

Success criteria: I know I will be successful if I…

  • Use a quiet voice when I am in a gallery space so other visitors can reflect on the artworks without disturbance
  • Walk quietly and sensibly and show respect in the public gallery and art studio
  • Use the gallery time to think deeply about what I am seeing and link my experiences to the artwork (important ‘think time’)


Please note, our pre-visit lessons are not supported by Chrome. Please email us at schools@tetuhi.art if you would like them sent via email. Alternatively, pre-visits can be downloaded in alternative browsers such as Firefox or Microsoft Edge.

→ The Arrivals – Teacher information
→ The Arrivals – Pre-visit lesson 1
→ The Arrivals – Pre-visit lesson 2
→ The Arrivals – Pre-visit lesson 3
→ The Arrivals – Pre-visit lesson 4
→ The Arrivals – Pre-visit lesson 5

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