Our country is constantly changing - the land, the people, and our perspectives. Understanding the way things are now is made easier by knowing where we've come from.

New Zealand has a rich, fascinating, and at times frightening history. We explore what our land was like before people, the impact they made, as well as the communities and clashes that formed among us as we settled. 

The history of New Zealand raises many questions - what led early Māori and the British to these South Pacific shores?  Who was the treaty for and why was it so controversial? How have we decided who can live here now? 

Students will come to recognise why these questions are important, and why answering them is complex. They will learn to see historical events through multiple lenses, and gain an understanding of how today's innovations, challenges and communities have been shaped by those of the past. 

Contact us primary@vln.school.nz to register your interest.