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Learning Experiences Outside The Classroom

What is LEOTC?

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

Providers of LEOTC include zoos, museums, historic parks, art galleries and performing arts and science centres which hold significant resources and expertise used to enrich student learning within a unique Aotearoa/New Zealand context. They are authentic, hands-on, interactive learning experiences that complement and enhance classroom learning. Providers and schools work in partnership to ensure that programmes meet the learning needs of students and support classroom teaching and learning.

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


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 to be one of the first notified when a new RFP is released and tender round is open.

2018 Arts, Health & Physical Education Tender Outcome

The following providers were successful in the latest Arts, Health & Physical Education tender round:

Auckland Art Gallery Art Auckland
Bishop Suter Art Gallery Art Nelson/Tasman
Capital E (Experience Wellington) Art/Digital Wellington
Christchurch Symphony Trust Art/Music Canterbury
City Gallery Wellington Art Wellington
Dunedin Public Art Gallery Art Otago/Southland
Expressions Art and Entertainments Art Wellington
Govett Brewster Gallery Art Taranaki
Hastings City Art Gallery Art Hawkes Bay
Horizons Unlimited Health Canterbury
Pataka Museum Art Wellington
Second Nature Charitable Trust Art/Dance Auckland
Tairawhiti Voyaging Trust Health Bay of Plenty
Te Ana Ngai Tahu Rock Art Centre Art Canterbury
Te Manawa Museums Trust Art Manawatu/Whanganui
Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts Art Auckland
Whakaatu Whanaunga Trust Art Bay of Plenty
Whenua Iti Outdoor Pursuits Centre Health Nelson/Tasman
Wintec / POET Health Waikato

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

We are changing how we engage LEOTC providers. We’d like students to be able to engage in learning experiences that are not tied to a single learning area of the curriculum, and we’d like them to be able to explore learning opportunities that build on their identities, languages and cultures. We want to strengthen local and regional involvement and local providers.

To enable this change, we will not be procuring new LEOTC services until 2021 for the 2022 school year. We will extend current contracts so that all contracts end in December 2021.

In 2021, we will be seeking providers for LEOTC across the national curriculum rather than the current subject-based rolling cycle. Providers will be able to deliver their programmes to support the achievement of broader curriculum outcomes (rather than specific learning areas). This model will support more integrated learning experiences for students and support the intent of locally developed curriculum and Marautanga ā-Kura.

We are still in the early stages of considering the redesign process and timelines Including future funding rounds and application opening dates. We expect this information to be available in the next few months.

If you have any questions please contact us at LEOTC@education.govt.nz

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