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Rimu School

Region: Otago/Southland

Art form: Painting

Project name: Tangata ako ana i te kaenga, te turanga ki te marae, tau ana - A person nurtured in the community contributes strongly to society

Creative name: Jemima Pedro

Project information: The aim of our mural project is to build our student's depth of knowledge of our kura’s whakapapa and community values through co-constructing a visual representation of Rimu School's community - past, present, and future. Through our Inquiry 'Ko Wai Tātou?' all our students will be supported to investigate our whakapapa and how our school values of Whanaungatanga, Manaakitanga, Mana Motuhake, Ako and Aroha reflect who we are. We aim to strengthen our learning partnerships with our whānau by encouraging our ākonga to actively involve whānau and our wider community in the investigation, design, and creating phase. We aspire for all our school community to see themselves reflected in the mural, consequently strengthening our sense of belonging. We will use our tuakana teina relationships we have established across the school, within our house groups, to collaboratively design and paint our mural. Across the school kaiako and ākonga will learn about art techniques, including observational drawing, technical drawing, how to use complementary colours (colour wheel) and how to enlarge using ratios. Our tamariki will also benefit from observing a practising artist in action, which may inspire them to consider this as a future career pathway.

Project status: In progress

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