Story Studio Live

What you get


  • An immersive, interactive performance, presented by professional actors.
  • A 45–50-minute professional performance experience live-streamed exclusively to your school from our studio in Te Whanganui-a-Tara.
  • All the equipment for the live-streamed performance will be supplied, along with our friendly technician, who will set it up before the performance starts at your school.
  • An experience that links to the New Zealand Curriculum in The Arts; English; and the new Aotearoa New Zealand Histories curriculum.


The Arts

In the arts, students explore, refine, and communicate ideas as they connect thinking, imagination, senses, and feelings to create works and respond to the works of others.

The Arts – level 1-3

As they perform, analyse, and respond to different forms of drama and theatre, they gain a deeper appreciation of their rich cultural heritage and language and new power to examine attitudes, behaviours, and values.

Understanding Drama in Context

Investigate the functions and purposes of drama in cultural and historical contexts.

Developing Practical Knowledge

Use techniques and relevant technologies to explore drama elements and conventions.

Developing Ideas

Initiate and develop ideas with others to create drama.

Communicating and Interpreting

Present and respond to drama, identifying ways in which elements, techniques, conventions, and technologies combine to create meaning in their own and others’ work.


Making meaning of ideas or information they receive – Listening, Reading, and Viewing.

Processes and Strategies

Recognises connections between oral, written, and visual language.

Purposes and Audiences

Recognises and understands how texts are constructed for a range of purposes, audiences, and situations.

Language Features

Identifies oral, written, and visual language features used in texts and recognises their effects.

Aotearoa New Zealand Histories

Tūrangawaewae me ti kaitiakitanga / Place and environment

Focuses on the relationships of individuals, groups, and communities with the land, water, and resources. 

Rohe and local contexts 

Contexts that reflect the diverse histories and experiences of the peoples of Aotearoa New Zealand. Topics and stories chosen by ākonga when inquiring into the history of the rohe and local area.  

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