As part of our Maori Whanau strategic plan, our whanau have expressed a desire to have more Maori art around the school.
We have designed 3 pou for the skateboard track. This is to enhance the 3 existing poles. We have created artwork which depicts nga mea o te whenua, nga mea o te rangi, nga mea o te moana (designs that depict land, sea, and sky). Each pou will also have our motto written in Maori- Kia aroha, kia akona, kia aro atu.
Shadow with the help of some children will cut these designs from a piece of piping that will act as a sleeve for each pou. Each pou will be painted a different colour- red, white, grey. There will be solar lighting to enhance the designs especially at night.
We also created a mural which depicts our school pepeha. This has been displayed in the foyer in the Admin Block opposite the Mary MacKillop room.