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STEAMS School is a one-day-a-week programme that aims to involve children in hands-on learning around a topic that integrates the STEAMS subject areas (science, technology, engineering, arts, maths and social sciences). During the past year topics covered were as diverse as: Marvellous Me - how the human body works, Sustainability, Kitchen Chemistry, and Leonardo Da Vinci and his simple machines.

The school is held during school terms, from 9:00 am to 2:45 pm, at Unite Church in Nelson and Brightwater Town Hall.
Little STEAMerS (ages 5-6) Brightwater OR Nelson TBA
STEAMS Jr (ages 7-9) Brightwater and Nelson
STEAMS Sr (ages 10-13) Brightwater and Nelson

Recommended for students who

Have an enquiring mind and a thirst for knowledge

Are willing to sustain concentration and effort

Actively contribute to a positive learning environment.

The day is broken into 3 main parts

Independent Focused Learning

Collaborative Learning

Creative Learning


For new students we offer a 3 week trial period to ensure mutual fit. At the end of the trial, the teacher will contact you regarding whether or not they recommend continuation of the programme. Some students just don't 'fit' for a variety of reasons.


We still have a few places available in each class. For more information, please use the button and/or email us, below right.



From Students:
At STEAMS School I could do anything - and get support to do it. I felt like I could unwind and release my creativity there.

I would recommend STEAMS School for creative kids and kids who are bored in school. That one day made the entire week better.

From Parents:
Going to STEAMS School gave each of my children the confidence and identity that they are bright and capable learners. I think this confidence about themselves as learners has helped them work harder in regular school -particularly in subjects of interest.

STEAMS School was a learning environment where my children could let their curiosity and intelligence go as fast and far as they wanted to go.