Hands-on, experiential learning through exposure to aviation STEM in and out of the classroom.
We believe in empowering young New Zealanders through regular engagement and positive role modelling to ignite their passion in STEM. We connect rangatahi with like-minded influencers to interest, inform and equip them - fostering their curiosity, growing their expertise and becoming our future.
The Royal New Zealand Air Force and CORE Education present
School to Skies Camp - Teachers Edition
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
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Meet some of our amazing partners who make all this possible
AIR FORCE MUSEUM OF NEW ZEALAND
INTERNATIONAL ANTARCTIC CENTRE
WHAT'S THE LATEST
Bring Aviation STEM into the Classroom with the Air Force
During lockdown, we want to continue to deliver our diversity and inclusion programme, and our team have have imagined a whole new way of reaching our communities. We are focusing on online content and learning, mixed with fun and easy experiments and as always, access to real life Air Force role models.
We are currently offering the following programme to schools and teachers:
- Access to exclusive online content and lesson plans. - Coaching with Air Force experts on delivery. - Links to virtual tours of jobs in the Air Force. - Q&A virtual session with serving Air Force personnel. - Fun, hands-on aviation based experiments and resources.
We are looking for teachers and/or schools who would love to join forces with us to get students excited about STEM, thinking about the future and engaged in new and exciting learning opportunities. Our content has mainly been developed for Years 5-8, but we are open to discuss how we can tailor it so your class can get the best experience.
Currently available from 28th September - 26th November
The wonderful team at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand hosted a one-day School to Skies taster for some of our young local Christchurch wahine.
The girls were put through their paces, with a highly engaging and detailed lesson on the principals of flight with the museums Executive Officer SQNLDR Kate Bint. They then planned a Search and Rescue mission led by our very own FLTLT Emma Raven and then got their hands dirty with some hands-on technical experience on some of the museums historic aircraft, including a classic RNZAF CT-4. Normally spread over a week long camp, the day packed a lot in but it’s safe to say it was a huge success. Special mention to the museums educator; Chris Davey and SGT Phil Boyce for joining forces with our team to make the day a memorable and life-changing experience.
BEACH HAVEN SCOUTS visit RNZAF Base Whenuapai.
Check out Beach Haven scouts who joined us for a day after earning their Aviation recognition after months of hard work. These guys know a thing or two about aircraft! Well done. We’re told they are one of the only New Zealand land Scouts to have both Naval and Aviation recognition. A testament to the enthusiasm of the scouts and some passionate leaders.
School to Skies is a Royal New Zealand Air Force initiative, originally developed in 2017, to address the low numbers of women in the male-dominated military workforce. Since then, it has grown into a broader diversity and inclusion programme. We deliver aviation science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) content across New Zealand - in schools, community programmes and targeted camps for women, under-represented ethnic groups and teachers. Our point of difference is our use of hands-on experiential learning and mentoring from serving personnel and influential industry leaders.