SPCA Auckland education programmes teach compassion and responsible behaviour towards animals, and help people to recognise that all creatures matter, not just those we regard as cute, friendly, or economically beneficial.

SPCA Auckland has taken an evidence based approach to inform the design and construction of their exciting new animal welfare education program.

SPCA Auckland’s animal welfare education program has been uniquely designed to integrate into the New Zealand Curriculum subjects our schools teach; making animal welfare a real-life, meaningful context to apply and learn these subjects through.



SPCA Auckland is currently conducting pilot programs with Auckland schools to fine-tune our new education resources. These are anticipated to be available to teachers nationwide in 2016.

When combined with effective teaching practices our pilot study has proved SPCA Auckland’s resources will:

  • Develop students’ core values 
  • Support teaching and learning of the New Zealand Curriculum Learning Areas
  • Support citizenship education 
  • Develop students’ knowledge and understandings of animal welfare concepts 
  • Support students’ social and emotional development

How can your school get involved?

Thank you for your interest in the SPCA Auckland Education Resources. To request access, please fill in the form below to contact our Education Manager.

Ways to help

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