Creative excellence on show

Junior students ended the term with an ‘exhibition’ of their work created during their Arts Kete completed in the second half of term 3.

There was some great creative thinking on show as students exhibited some of the outcomes of their creative work developed during our term 3 Arts Kete. Creativity could be seen in everything from recycled art to predator traps. 

In this particular piece of work students looked at local predators that are a threat to endemic bird life in Ōtautahi and Banks Peninsular and created tracking stations and traps before setting up an exhibit that advocated for a predator free Banks Peninsular.

The art pieces created with recycled materials were inventive and attractive, and you can see some examples in the photos attached to this article.

Students also created improvised drama and music pieces, many of which were exceptionally clever.

Creativity is not an outcome, but a habit. It is the result of what we constantly think about, and what we constantly do. This is the great advantage of having ‘he puna auaha a centre of creative excellence’, and the ‘Learn Create Share’ pedagogy and our Manaiakalani kaupapa, front and centre in all that we do.