Our students took part in several different arts and cultural activities to celebrate Matariki with the theme Whakaoho Mauri Ora - Awakening wellness. They had a wonderful time making nets, decorating poi, playing an energetic ball game, planting flax and much much more. On Thursday Paeroa Central School were there too and the students all participated together.
It was a great occasion and we really thank the organisers and the young activity leaders who did a awesome job. Thanks also to Libby Hodgson who ensured that Parawai students could be a part of it. We were so lucky, she sun shone, and we were able to do all of the activities outside.
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In our last lesson of the term, the students manipulated pieces of A4 paper to make them stay in the air for longer or fall to the ground quickly. They did this in groups and then competed against each other. Which do you think fell the quickest a flat piece of paper, a scrunched up ball, a tightly folded piece, a piece with holes in it, or a piece shaped like an upside down tray?
Here is the display of Room 12's portrait work - the key focus was creativity, imagination and experimentation. The students were learning to use different techniques & materials to create their pictures - Wax crayons, dye, photos, pencils, wire, black vivid felt pens, and oil pastels.
Check out this chalk art created by our students during Chalk Craze week.