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AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND BOOK WEEK IN SCHOOLS 2024

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by Craig Christie
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DETAILS

TERM 2, 2024 TOUR DATES:

CHRISTCHURCH

Mon 13th May – Fri 17th May

WELLINGTON

Mon 20th May – Fri 24th May

AUCKLAND

Mon 27th May – Fri 21st Jun

TERM 3, 2024 TOUR DATES:

CHRISTCHURCH

Mon 29th Jul – Fri 2nd Aug

WELLINGTON

Mon 5th Aug – Fri 9th Aug

AUCKLAND

Mon 12th Aug – Fri 23rd Aug

LOCATION

Live, in your school

DURATION

JUNIOR VERSION

40 minutes + discussion time

GENERAL / SENIOR VERSION

50 minutes + discussion time

SUITABILITY

Junior version (grades 0 - 3)

General version (All year levels or mixed)

Senior version (grades 5 - 8)

PRICING

$6.00 per student.
If less than 150 students per performance then a flat fee of $900 will apply.

Or simply call or email our friendly and professional bookings team to begin scheduling your school!

Featuring these NZ Books for 2024

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WAY TOO COOL!

 

Henry and Marley have been friends since they met at kindergarten, a long time ago now. They’ve been on adventures, shared their hopes and dreams and generally always looked out for each other. But recently something has changed. Henry has started avoiding Marley at school. He’s too busy for their usual catch ups on the weekend. In fact – he’s not acting like Henry at all. It turns out Henry has started thinking he’s WAY TOO COOL for any of that stuff. Marley must embark on an adventure to find out what has happened to Henry and how, or even if, she can make things the way they used to be.

 

Could the answers lie in the books they used to love to share?!

 

At its heart WAY TOO COOL is a celebration of the way books and the BEST New Zealand Children’s Books of 2024 can inspire every individual on their journey of personal growth and development. It is also a journey that leads your students, with the characters, through the twists and turns of mapping out a way to solve their differences using empathy, kindness and a strong sense of humour.

CHOOSE YOUR OWN VERSION:

We provide three different versions of WAY TOO COOL! to suit the age groups watching. You can choose from either; Junior, General or a Senior version.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS (https://nzcurriculum.tki.org.nz/)

LEARNING AREAS:

English, The Arts, Health and Physical Education, Social Sciences

KEY COMPETENCIES:  

Thinking, Relating to others, Using language, symbols, and texts, Managing self, Participating and contributing

 

VALUES:

Inquiry and Curiosity; Diversity, Equity, Community and Participation; Integrity, Respect

THEMES: 

Kindness, Friendship, Books and Reading, Self Esteem, Empathy, Connecting to Country, Maori Culture

Our Book Week performances are seen by over 250,000 students every year!

Check out video excerpts from our

LIVE-IN-SCHOOL programs:

Check out what the teachers are saying about our programs:

"What a fabulous interactive show! Our students could relate to the books as I have had them on display in the school library for the last couple of weeks. The theme was very relevant and our actors Sam and Lydia were amazing."

Hobsonville School, Auckland

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