At Te Hononga Civic offices, students investigate how Christchurch City Council operates. They meet experts who work here, as well as engage in an authentic problem-solving activity. The session concludes with a visit to the Council Chambers.
Students learn about how Christchurch City Council works to make Christchurch a sustainable, fun and liveable city through a visit to Te Hononga, the central headquarters in town.
|Year level||7 to 13|
|Curriculum level||3 to 8|
|Availability||Monday mornings only (all year round)
Minimum 4 weeks notice required when booking
|Times||9.30am to 12.30pm|
|Site||Christchurch City Council Civic Building|
|Number of students||Maximum of 30|
Learn how Council works to make Christchurch a sustainable, fun and liveable city through a visit to Te Hononga, the central headquarters in town.
Students will gain an understanding of what Council does, meet experts who work here and take a decision making role as they plan how to spend ratepayer's money.
We conclude with a visit to Council Chambers to see where key local government decisions are made.
Students may be able to:
|Learning areas||Strands||Curriculum level||Achievement objectives|
|Social Sciences||Social Studies||3||
|Social Sciences||Social Studies||4||
|Social Sciences||Social Studies||5||
"Variety of learning opportunities; environment of building was fantastic, interactive activities, collaborative work, Council Chambers visit" – Year 8 teacher.
"Group task – good to see problem solving" – Year 9 teacher.