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Dear Gloria,

Thank you on behalf of all the classes, who attended your recent Starlab presentations, at our school. Both teachers and students were amazed by your knowledge and the 3D visual presentation.

The Starlab visit made a fitting conclusion to our term study of Space, as it reinforced and extended the knowledge children had been presented with.

All the best for a continued successful year with Starlab.

This is a list of some of the schools that had the Starlab Experience in 2018.

Verran School, Auckland; Valley School, Pukekohe; Pokeno School, Pokeno; Conifer Grove School, Takanini; Hamilton West School, Hamilton; Te Puna School, Tauranga; Huiakama School, Stratford; Makahu School, Stratford; St Joseph's School, Stratford; Ngaere School, Stratford; Toko School, Stratford; Curious Kids Club, Stratford; Toko Playcentre, Stratford; Stratford Community Childcare Centre; Stratford; Stratford Playcentre, Stratford; TopKids, Stratford; Midhirst School, Stratford; Pembroke School, Stratford; Homeschool Group, Stratford; Hawera High, Hawera; Hawera Intermediate, Hawera; Hawera School, Hawera; Otaki Shool, Otaki; Te Kura-a-iwi o Whatatupuranga Rua Mano, Otaki; St Peter Chanel School, Otaki; Te Horo School, Te Horo; Home School Group, Paraparaumu; Raumati Beach School, Raumati Beach; Paraparaumu School,Paraparamu; Kaitaia School, Kaitaia; Te Anwaniwa Kohanga Reo, Kaitaia; Karikari Educare, Kaitaia; Te Patu Kohanga, Kaitaia; Ahipara School, Ahipara; Mission Place, Kaitaia; Anne West Kindergarten, Kaitaia; Blomfield School, Kaitaia; Te Pa Harakeke, Foxton; Coley Street School, Foxton; Foxton School, Foxton; St Joseph's School, New Plymouth; Waipukurau School, Waipukurau; Greenhithe School, Auckland Pokeno School, Ngaruawahia.

Public sessions at Stratford Library, Stratford; Hawera Library, Hawera; Te Wananga o Aotraroa, Otaki; Otaki Library, Otaki; Te Ahu Charitable Trust, Kaitaia; Foxton Library, Foxton: TeWananga o Aotearoa; Palmerston North.


Comments from some schools that have had the Starlab experience.


Seeing the stars and the demonstrations.      Sunnyhills Primary - Auckland

The meteorites and constellations.      Opoutere School - Rotorua

The stars and constellations.     Peterhead Primary - Hastings

A fantastic resource. Children (and teachers) loved it.     KingsWay - Orewa

Maori constellations and star names were used by the presenter to tie in with the unique approach of our school. This was appreciated.     Te Wharekura O Rakaumangamanga - Huntly


Gloria bought the night sky to life.      Kenakena School

A highlight of our Matariki Celebrations.     Te Wananga o Aotearoa

Thanks Gloria. You gave them all a quality experience once more, thank you so much! Te Takere

The session was very well tailored to the needs of the age group and provided a number of points for children to begin their own inquiry.     Clayton Park School - Auckland

Gloria has such a great knowledge and explains concepts so easily.     Albany Junior High-Auckland

The resource book make the teaching so much easier with activities to suit all our pupils.     Kapanui School-Waikanae

Thanks again for a great visit. My class was particularly enthusiastic, almost overwhelmingly so.     St Kentigern's College - Auckland


Thank you for coming. I learned that the red star is the heart of the Scorpion. Jonathan

At last I know something more than my Mum and Dad and can show them what I learded inside Starlab. Ben

I learned that white stars are hotter than the sun. Kelly

I really liked holding the meteorite, it was cool. Aimee

Wow! It was awesome. Can we come again tomorrow? Laren

I took my Mum and Dad out. They were surprised that I know so much about the sky. Steven

I got to hold something that was EVEN OLDER than my Nana when I held the meteorite. Casey

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