Educational visits

Educational visit for schools and groups

Educational tours are available for schools and other student groups. Students learn about the workings of local government by visiting significant parts of Hamilton City Council Buildings and Units within the organisation.

About educational visits

Educational tours of Hamilton City Council are interactive and student-centred. The content of each visit is based on a questionnaire that is completed prior to the visit. The questionnaire identifies the interest areas for students and how the business of local government relates to specific areas of the curriculum e.g. by-laws.

Tours are available to any age of student, and can be tailored to suit the level of interest.  They provide students of all ages with the chance to understand the roles and responsibilities of local government, engage with the democratic process and find out how the council works.

Where possible, we arrange for students to visit:
  • The Council Chamber
  • The Mayoral office
  • Working Units of Council e.g. Transportation, Parks and Open Spaces, Animal Control

Meet the Mayor or a Councillor

Elected members of Hamilton City Council can be available to meet with students when their schedules allow. Let us know on the request form if you would like your group to meet a specific elected member  as part of the visit.

Group size

The maximum group size is 42. Larger groups can be accommodated by arranging two tours. Standard adult to student ratios apply.

Planning and booking your visit

Bookings are essential. Contact us in the early stages of your planning so we can find the best dates possible for your visit and help you meet your learning objectives.
 
To request a visit, please fill in our online form.
 
If you have any questions or would like further information about a possible visit please contact:

Justine Allen
Manager Civic and International Events
DDI: 07 838 6728 
Email: justine.allen@hcc.govt.nz
Page reviewed: 06 Jul 2016 3:05pm