Teachers who are planning a visit to Government House may wish to use the following resource to help prepare their trip:
New Zealand's Governor-General - Representing our King and Country - This education resource is targeted at levels 3,4,5 of the NZ Curriculum. Please adapt the activities to suit your learning requirements. We recommend the unit is supported by a class visit to Government House Wellington (in-person or via zoom).
The Governor-General and Government House Activity Book - Ideal for years 4-8 as a pre-visit or post-visit activity book. A mix of fun and topic-based activities. To print, use A4 paper, double-sided print, flip on short edge.
Inspirational New Zealanders Teaching Unit and supporting material- Aimed at Level 2 of the NZ Curriculum and focusing on celebrating achievement, leadership and volunteers in our communities and schools. We recommend visiting Government House Wellington to support learning. Tours are available in-person or via zoom.
If you would like the accompanying powerpoint please contact the Visitor Centre.
We Can Be Heroes - This supports the Inspirational New Zealanders Teaching Unit. Contact the Visitor Centre for this in powerpoint form.
The Governor-General and her part in the election process - This guide shows the steps of the 2023 election process and the Governor-General's role within it.
Several other agencies have prepared educational resources on New Zealand's system of government.