Virtual Incursion Showcase

Welcome to the showcase resource area for 'And The Winner Is..' for Book Week in Schools New Zealand 2020. On this page you can see what is involved with the performance, resources and games. We want you to know that participating in this program and using its supplementary materials is easy and can integrate seamlessly with your established teaching methods.

Preparing for the Incursion



  • Watch the ‘Teacher Preparation’ video – and share with staff that will be assisting students to participate in this program. (Click here to go to video)

  • Review the Summary of New Zealand Books outlined in the Teacher Resource Pack that are to be featured in the Virtual Performance. 

  • Discuss the program with your students and the featured books, and explain to them about the upcoming Virtual Performance.

  • Make sure you provide all teachers/classrooms with the educational portal details and your school password to login.



  • Scroll down to the performance video on this page (or click here). If you haven't logged in you will be asked to now.

  • Pick the performance best suited to your class. There are three different versions:
    Junior:       Best suited for years 0 - 3
    General:    All grades, or, any mixed levels across the primary range
    Senior:       Suited for years 5 - 8


  • Make sure the facilitator is on hand to assist students at times when there are ‘pause zones’ on screen –a running guide can be found in the facilitator guide below (or click here)

  • At the end of the performance the viewing can continue immediately, or on a separate day/time, with our post-performance Q&A recordings.


  • Head to Perform Teachers and evaluate the program for your chance to win $200 for your classroom.

  • Secure your schools live-stream 'Meet The Actors & Creatives' session where you can chat to our team and ask any questions you have. 

  • Have fun and get creative with all of the games, activities and other resources found on this page. 


Teacher Resources


Teacher Resource Pack and Facilitator Guide

Here you will find the Teacher and facilitator guide. The Facilitator Guide lets you know how to run the program and what to do before and during the performance. The Teacher Guide expands upon this with content information, classroom activities and curriculum links. 


Pre-Performance Preparation Video


Performance Video (view excerpts in video below)

When you are all set for the performance, you can access it here. It will open in another page and you will be asked which version you would like to access. There are three different versions:

Junior:       Best suited for years 0 - 3

General:    All grades, or, any mixed levels across the primary range

Senior:       Suited for years 5 - 8


Post-Performance Q&A

After watching the performance you and your students can watch a selection of Question & Answer videos with our actors, director and writer. Pick whichever questions you want to find out more about, or watch them all! You can watch a sample below.

The full list of questions answered for this show:

  • Why do you think Jono wanted to win all of the time?

  • In the show we heard about Olympic competitions for poetry; architecture; and hop, skip and jump. Is that true?

  • What did Claire mean when she told Jono - "It's okay to feel differently from someone. It doesn't mean you're right and they're wrong. It's a matter of opinion"?

  • What is a good thing to do when you disagree with someone?

  • How did you become an actor?

  • Meet the director and writer.

If you or any of the students have any other burning questions after the show and Q&A then you can...


Meet The Actors & Creatives

If you or your students have any more questions or want to learn more about how to make the performance, you can schedule a free live-stream chat with our team. Email us at to discuss a selection of dates and times for your school.


Digital Games

This isn't all. You and your students can have even more fun, test your skills and show us what you've learned by playing our digital games below.


Have fun answering questions about the performance and its themes.


Slide the pieces together to make the full image.


Test your knowledge about the performance and the books that we used!


Printable Activities

Have even more fun and show us what you know by downloading these Activity Sheets for school or at home.








Ask us a question

Thanks for checking out our virtual performance. If you have any any other questions email our team on

Interested in booking? Contact us to get started!


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          Moorabbin Victoria 3189

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          St Albans Christchurch 8014


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or call +61 03 9532 0988

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