New Digital Discovery Centre for Taupō!

We’re proud to announce our first Digital Digital Discovery Centre is now open in Taupō.

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Our specialist DT Academy Programme offers a broad spectrum of curriculum-aligned Digital Technologies activities and workshops for young people from age 9+. Areas covered include:

    • Computer Science
    • Programming
    • Physical Computing
    • Electronics
    • Robotics
    • 3D Printing & Modelling
    • Minecraft

We also offer after-school and school holiday activities.

Teacher PLD workshops hosted at the Centre will be advertised via our Newsletter and EdGazette.

Our Creative Tech Summer Holiday Camp is on now, weekdays through 14 – 25 January 2019 and our after-school programme for Term 1 is now booking.  Visit the website: for full details and special early bird pricing.

The Technology Hub, Taupō

Suite 7
Lerew Building
2-10 Heuheu Street
Town Centre


Why the Pi?

1. In the latest NZCER survey, the cost of ICT provision and the challenges of equitable access to ICT resourcing are still of real concern for many Principals and Teachers.  

NZCER Digital Technologies for Learning Infographic 2017

The Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive and affordable computing solution for schools.  See here for more details. 

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Physical Computing Workshop Series

Introduction to Physical Computing with the Raspberry Pi

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Teaching Programme

  • Introduction to Raspberry Pi and its components
  • Introduction to Programming (using Scratch GPIO and / or Python)
  • Simple Circuits

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The Teacher’s Lounge Blog

Established in 2011, the Teacher’s Lounge is a free curated ‘one-stop-shop’ for resources and information to support the delivery of Computing and Digital Technologies in New Zealand schools.  Take some time to check through the links and add the site to your bookmarks.  Enjoy!

Visit The Teacher’s Lounge Blog