NEWSCAST (Year 4+)


Classes pre-prepare their own script before their OnTV session, using the script template below. This programme incorporates up to three news items, three interviews and a weather forecast. Wrap your stories around an inquiry topic, local newsworthy events, or simply let the wild imaginations of the students run free!

  • $7.50 per student for Wellington Schools OR $10.00 for schools outside of Wellington
  • Teachers and accompanying adults are admitted free
  • We have a minimum session charge of $150.00 for all school group sessions
  • We can host a minimum of 10 and maximum of 32 students per booking

: Our prices for school groups are subsidised by Ministry of Education funding. Prices vary for non-school groups. If you are a non school group and you wish to make a booking, please email with your enquiry.


We had such a awesome time! It was definitely a highlight of our whole Wellington trip because it was a new fun experience to be doing something, rather than sitting back and just watching what other people created. Definitely a thumbs up!
I have never ever put different music in a part of a movie before. I only listen to music but I have never changed it to another piece of music before, this is one of the most: thrilling, cool, movitastic things I have ever done and it looks like this is just going to be the cooliest camp ever, one of the reasons is because of this.
To experience this is not just a pleasure, it is a privilege. I had so much fun making video games because I have played many, but made none until today, thank you so much!
My visit to Capital E was really great. I have many friends who produce music on their computers but I’ve never tried to do so myself. After this session however, I am definitely going to download Sony’s Acid when I get home. Overall great experience and a great teacher.
Really really enjoyed my trip here it was awesome!!!!! I loved it because there was no restrictions we got to put whatever we wanted or what felt right, it was easy to learn and i would definitely want to come back here again. Thanks Capital E!!!
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  • Levi p

    I really enjoyed doing the beats because i have learnt so much and i got it done on time for the set.I managed to figger out some things on my own with out kit helping me . Thanks for teaching me i want come again .

    • Kit

      I’ll just take this moment to remind you again of what a great job you did while in OnTV. An awesome approach to your part of the show. Great work Levi!

  • Lani Awhimate

    It was soooo much fun ! I really enjoyed doing the auto cue. I am very happy that I picked that job. It was quite hard because I needed to find out what speed the reporters wanted the words to go. But other then that I had a very very good time. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity. I will probably never do it again.My favourite part was watching them shoot. Thank you so so much I had a great time.

    • Kit

      Awesome to hear you got so much out of the job you chose – you did a great job at it and of course, got the chance to be a big and essential part a very successful broadcast! Can’t ask for more than that can ya? 🙂

  • Kiara

    I would like to say that I know my whole class had so much fun and we all loved being either in the spot light or behind the scene. Personally as the director I had so much fun with the headset and being able to talk to the others and perfect things but I admit I was so frustrated cause I couldn’t focus on both the TV, people talking to me on the headset and everyone else in the room. Soz bout that room 8 and Kit but it was still really awesome and had heaps of fun.
    Thanks Capital E!

    • Kit

      Ahh c’mon Kiara, don’t be so hard on yourself! I thought you directed extremely well!

      So glad you got so much out of your time with us 🙂

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