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Arts Education for Schools

The Corban Estate Arts Centre (CEAC) is a unique arts precinct set in the grounds of the former Corban Family winery, established in 1902 in Henderson, West Auckland. It is situated at the foot of the Waitakere ranges, only 20 minutes from Auckland’s CBD.

Steeped in the rich history of its pioneering settlers, the Estate can be explored in your own time during your visit or through one of our workshops or special arts events. We are proud to be able to provide our visitors with a genuine arts experience.

Our Education programme based on the NZ National Curriculum, addresses achievement objectives for all levels of students (Years 1 -13). We aim to facilitate effective partnerships with schools and classroom teachers which will lead to successful learning outcomes for all students.

We aim to develop effective relationships with teachers in schools to enable learning experiences that are integrated into classroom and term planning. We focus on key competencies during each session, ensuring every student gets the opportunity to participate and contribute.

As well as providing an education environment for arts and culture, CEAC is also a working arts hub with 22 artists using the studios on site as well as a number of arts organisations specialising in dance, theatre and Pacific culture. Some of the artists are directly involved in our education programme and studio visits can be arranged on request. CEAC’s facilities include exhibition galleries, a range of studios and spaces for arts activities, a relaxed friendly café and plenty of free parking.

CEAC has a contract with the Ministry of Education to provide a Learning Experiences outside the Classroom (LEOTC) Programme. This programme will complement and enrich classroom learning through providing memorable, specific, hands-on, interactive experiences within an authentic arts environment.

We work with teachers



LEOTC at Corban Estate is not only about experiences for students. Our agenda is to assist teachers to add depth to their teaching and offer alternative pathways for student learning.

Our aim is to support teachers and schools as well as provide stimulating and educational arts based workshops for students. We are more than happy to come to your school to discuss what we can offer and what you need to extend your teaching platform.

We will present our programme, discuss your current learning areas and how we can support them, explain our teaching philosophy and even organise your booking while we are there.

We can also discuss our professional development workshops for teachers with your staff and what needs your staff may have in terms of new skills and topic areas.



LEOTC CLASS VIDEOS

This video was created by one of the parents who came with his children to an LEOTC class. It captures the excitement of a school's art Trip at Corban Estate Arts Centre! We are delighted to be able to provide children great experiences that they will remember the rest of their lives!

Here's a second video by Choca Joe. A video of his 9 year old son, in his School Art Trip! Enjoy!



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