Exploring Robotics

Robotics provide an opportunity for both boys and girls to engage with maths and science in a way they’ll love! KELLY EDEN takes a closer look at how to get them started. What do we mean by ‘robotics’? Robotics mixes science, mechanics, and engineering to …

New tech career in less than a year

Teo had always been attracted to a career in tech but as a busy working mum, never thought she would have enough time to try it. The fact that SHIFT offered school-friendly hours and a mix of practical learning and industry project work, to develop …

Science is everywhere!

Science is all around us, and it is fantastic! Otago Museum’s science team loves showing children how fun science can be. Here’s a favourite Science Show Offs that you can do with your favourite adult to learn about physics. Take an effervescent tablet container and …

The Chisnallwood Music Programme

Every day of the week, the Chisnallwood music department is filled with the sound of students participating in music. Rock bands, jazz bands, choir, computer music, beatboxing and orchestra are a few of the opportunities students have to learn and participate in music. The 10- …

A new way for New Zealand girls to explore

Family life is busy and getting your children to after-school activities is a challenge. KELLY EDEN spoke with JULIE MCCLOY and SOPHIE HARLAND of GirlGuiding NZ about how their new Explore programme makes it easier for all New Zealand girls to get involved. As we head into …

Professional after-school care

The team at MASH knows exactly what it takes to make after-school care the best it could possibly be. Parenting is a balancing act, and after school is possibly the trickiest juggle for any working family. Yes, you could constantly rely on other parents or …

Hidden surprises

There’s a painted rock revival roaring through communities right now. Family Times didn’t want to miss out, so we’ve painted and hidden some ourselves, to brighten up the day of others. Made by AUSTEN BOOKER. With Resene’s wide range of colourful paints, there’s no limit …