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Learning Experiences Outside The Classroom

What is LEOTC?

Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC) supports community-based organisations to provide students with learning experiences that complement and enhance student learning, in alignment with the national curriculum. It is a limited and contestable funding pool.

Providers of LEOTC include (but are not limited to) zoos, museums, historic parks, art galleries, performing arts, science and outdoor centres, which hold significant resources and expertise. These are used to enrich student learning within a unique Aotearoa/New Zealand context. They are authentic, hands-on, interactive learning experiences, which builds on classroom learning. Providers and schools work in partnership to ensure that programmes meet the learning needs of students in years 1-13, and support effective teaching and learning.

Currently, LEOTC programmes are provided in the following learning areas: The Arts, Health and Physical Education, Social Sciences and Languages, Science, Mathematics, and Technology.

LEOTC procurement rounds – How do they work?

LEOTC contracts are tendered on a three-year cycle. Provision in the Arts, Health and Physical Education was tendered in 2015 for a contract term of 2016–2018. In 2016, Social Sciences and Languages provision was tendered for contracts covering 2017–2019. In 2017 we tendered for Science, Mathematics and Technology, for contracts 2018–2020.

A request for proposals (RFP) is advertised on the Government’s Electronic Tendering Site (GETS): www.gets.govt.nz inviting organisations wishing to provide LEOTC services in the given learning area being procured, to submit a proposal. 

CURRENTLY THERE IS NO TENDER OPEN FOR ANY LEARNING AREA 

Interested in becoming an LEOTC provider?

If you think your organisation offers (or could offer) programmes that align with what LEOTC is all about,  register with GETS: www.gets.govt.nz to be one of the first notified when new tender opportunities arise.

2017 Science, Mathematics and Technology Tender Outcome

The following providers were successful in the latest Science, Mathematics and Technology Education tender round:

Provider
Learning Area  
Region
Core Education Limited – LEARNZ  Multiple Partner Virtual Field Trips Science/Pūtaiao,
Technology/Hangarau
National
National Science Roadshow Science/Pūtaiao National
Stardome – Auckland Observatory & Planetarium Science/Pūtaiao Auckland
3 Science/Pūtaiao, 
Technology/Hangarau
Auckland
Tauranga City Council – Learning Through Discovery Social Sciences Bay of Plenty/Rotorua/Taupo
Christchurch City Council Science/Pūtaiao, 
Technology/Hangarau
Canterbury
Department of Conservation, Aoraki District Office  Science/Pūtaiao, 
Technology/Hangarau
Canterbury
EOS Ecology  Science/Pūtaiao Canterbury
Ferrymead Heritage Park Science/Pūtaiao, 
Technology/Hangarau
Canterbury
Orana Wildlife Park Science/Pūtaiao, 
Technology/Hangarau
Canterbury
Science Alive Centre Science/Pūtaiao, 
Technology/Hangarau
Canterbury
National Aquarium of New Zealand Science/Pūtaiao Hawkes Bay/Gisborne
Nga Mahi Te Taiao Science/Pūtaiao, 
Technology/Hangarau
Hawkes Bay/Gisborne
University of Otago – NZ Marine Studies Centre: Nelson Region Science/Pūtaiao Nelson/Malborough/West Coast
University of Otago – NZ Marine Studies Centre: Dunedin Science/Pūtaiao Otago/Southland
Orokonui Ecosanctuary Science/Pūtaiao, 
Mathematics/Pangarau
Technology/Hangarau
Otago/Southland
Royal Albatross Centre Science/Pūtaiao Otago/Southland
Whangarei Museum & Kiwi House Science/Pūtaiao, 
Technology/Hangarau
Tāi Tokerau
National Army Museum Te Mata Toa Science/Pūtaiao, 
Technology/Hangarau
Taranaki/Manawatu/Whanganui
Rotokare Scenic Reserve Science/Pūtaiao, 
Technology/Hangarau
Taranaki
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History Science/Pūtaiao, 
Technology/Hangarau
Manawatu/Whanganui
Waitomo Caves Discovery Centre Science/Pūtaiao Taranaki/Manawatu
Space Place at Carter Observatory Science/Pūtaiao Wellington
Island Bay Marine Education Centre Science/Pūtaiao, 
Technology/Hangarau
Wellington
Wellington Gardens – Wellington City Council Science/Pūtaiao, 
Technology/Hangarau
Wellington
Wellington Zoo Science/Pūtaiao Wellington

Details of these providers and their programmes can be found in the Providers by region section of this website.

If you cannot find answers to your questions on this site, please email us at LEOTC@education.govt.nz

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