Welcome to Education with Altitude!
Planning a school trip or learning experience outside the classroom? Give your class the ultimate learning experience 220 metres up in the Sky Tower - the highest classroom in New Zealand.
Scotty Sky Tower is proud to present a new integrated educational program; Volcanic Auckland. The program is fully NZ Curriculum aligned. Created by NZ teachers, based on solid Peadagogy.
Nothing to prepare! Just book and follow the plan. All resources and even prizes are supplied for a great day out with your school.
Your visit includes an Educators' Guide with a complete Lesson plan and a Students Workbook. Sky Tower willl even provide prizes to give away when you are all back at school.
A class visit up the Sky Tower is an amazing cost effective educational experience loved by students and teachers alike!
Please find answers to the following below:
Costs, View Educators' Guide & View Students' Workbook, Getting There, Booking your Visit
The educational tour at the Sky Tower has been highly subsidised and covers entrance as well as:
- The Student Workbook for each child to use at Sky Tower and back at School
- An Expert Guide badge
- A Certificate for each student
- 3 Scotty Sky Tower Items to give away as prizes at School valued at $20-$50 depending on availability
- Educators Guide and lesson plan
Please note: Cost per Child and Free Teacher Admission are based on groups of 15 children or more.
Cost per Student:
- $8 + $2 = $10 – admission and education programme (Years 4–6)
- $8 + $2 + $2 = $12 – admission, education programme (Years 4–6) and a guided tour of the Sky Tower
You will be eligible for a certain number of teacher and parent admission passes, please contact us directly to find out the conditions.
- Additional teachers or parents: $12.50 each
LESSON PLANS & WORKBOOKS
The program is Year 4+ adaptable up to and including Year 6. Possible Curriculum Areas: Social Studies, Science, Drama, English
This Unit is a series of 5 activities that can be adapted and scaffolded to meet the needs of children from year 4.
The activities use co-operative learning strategies to engage and teach students. These activities call on; whole class model; small group; and combining the whole class. These plans can be used as an introduction to a unit, as a visit to continue interest part way through a unit or to round a unit off.
This unit is designed to be delivered with the Students Workbook to enhance the Sky Tower experience. The lessons are set out so that each warm up activity leads into the main activity in a fun and inclusive way.
The Educator’s Guidebook has lesson plans that you can follow or use to supplement the unit you have. There is a formative and summative assessment to gauge student progress.
At the end of your visit every student should feel a sense of achievement and reward, being empowered with the knowledge they have gained from the activities and experiences of your visit to Sky Tower.
The easiest way to visit the Sky Tower with your class is to book a bus and get dropped off on the Victoria Street West forecourt.
Alternatively take a public bus and get off at bus stop number 7100 outside Sky City.
When you arrive, please follow the signs to the Sky Tower entrance. Here you will be greeted by a member of our team who will sign in your class.
The visit will take around 2 hours in total, including 20 minutes introduction then riding up the Sky Tower.
After the visit, It will take approximately 20 minutes to get back down to the bus stop.
The rest of the of the time will be spent up the Sky Tower working through the Students Workbook.
BOOKING YOUR VISIT
To reserve your visit to the Sky Tower, please use the booking form below or:
Call us on: +64 9 363 7095
Email us on: email@example.com