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Successful schools - Round 2

143 projects have been funded in Round 2 of the Creatives in Schools programme, an initiative partnering schools and kura with creatives. 

Here are the projects that are being undertaken in Round 2.

  • Albany School

    This project will teach students to use gaming-related tools and software to retell the historial stories of the local area, and explore cultural concepts of local iwi.

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  • Aotea College

    Students will devise an interactive performance to be performed on the Wellington Waterfront.

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  • Apanui School

    Local cultural stories will be taught that will be planned, choreographed and performed by students.

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  • Auckland Point School

    Students will create two bright, modern, low-maintenance Kaitiaki Pou to place in the school’s Culture Garden.

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  • Awanui School

    The project will create a series of panels that share the historical story of the school and the local area.

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  • Balmoral School (Auckland)

    The project will create an art piece that reflects and tells the history of the land at the school.

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  • Baverstock Oaks School

    Ākonga will explore poetry, rap, and hip-hop dance to express ideas and tell their personal stories; exploring the historical context of these art forms in the process.

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  • Bay of Islands College

    Four poupou will be designed, created and carved to represent local hapū.

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  • Bellevue School (Newlands)

    The students will explore ways to repurpose waste as wearable art, culminating in a showcase ‘Wearable Art Celebration’ at the school’s annual production.

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  • Cashmere Avenue School

    Students will learn dance, music and theatre skills to explore ideas and express emotions.

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  • Central Auckland Specialist School

    The project will help students develop their sense of self and confidence, through working with different illuminated and sounded art mediums (small- and large-scale).

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  • Christchurch East School

    Students will visit the Rekindle workspace and then be taught the use of Tī Kōuka, greenwood working, and a multi-craft project including these elements as well as wool felting to contribute to a large-scale artwork.

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  • Concord School

    Two murals will be created for the school grounds on the themes of play and sport and identity and culture, with an embedded digital link to a recorded podcast.

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  • Corinna School

    Concepts of identity, place and culture will be explored through dance and drama.

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  • Coromandel Area School

    The project will work with a group of boys using whakairo and taonga puoro as a context for them to be introduced to Māori values, ways of thinking and worldview.

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  • Dairy Flat School

    A garden will be established celebrating the Arts through the use of sculpture, mosaics and mural art which will link to local histories.

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  • Devonport Primary School

    Tāmariki o Takarunga: a student-led mural project reflecting the living connections with the Tāpuna Maunga under our feet.

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  • Edendale School

    Ākonga will be taught raranga/weaving through the creation of a 3D art sculpture wall hanging using harakeke harvested from the area to create a river scene representing weaving the community together.

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  • Epsom Normal School

    The project aims to decrease wastage and find diverse ways to turn local waste and free resources into materials for creative enjoyment.

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  • Evans Bay Intermediate

    Students will go behind the scenes of a dance company, and be inspired and taught to create their own performance through the medium of ballet.

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  • Fairfield Intermediate

    This project will enable all students to gain dance skills, create new works, perform and reflect on their learning.

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  • Freemans Bay School

    Students will use different media and drawing techniques to record their personal stories and connect to the local environment; culminating in the creation of books to be displayed in the school library.

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  • Gate Pā School

    Symbolic patterns reflecting individual cultures will be developed, and then painted onto posts that will adorn the school entrance; also products will be created to enhance a gully playspace.

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  • Glenholme School

    Students will be taught about the science and artistry of glass fusing, and then supported to make their own pieces, as well as working collaboratively to create a class display artwork.

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  • Helensville School

    This is a collaborative mural project to be painted on the ground and large steps in the welcome area (Ātea) to the wharenui.

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  • Hobsonville Point Primary School

    Students will be taught how to construct puppets, and then take part in a performance demonstrating emotions and interactions between characters.

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  • Hokitika School

    Students will take part in music and singing lessons, with a final performance celebrating each class’s learning.

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  • Island Bay School

    Students will use the medium of print to create works related to their personal inquiries and passion.

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  • Isleworth School

    Live music sessions will be run, incorporating NZ Sign Language, to express the concept of music in culture; particularly focussing on Māori and Pasifika music.

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  • Kaitaia School

    The project will upgrade current school murals, focussing on local iwi, Matariki and school core values.

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  • Kaitao Intermediate

    Ākonga will learn Raranga skills, connecting with their heritage or learning new concepts, delivered on a local marae.

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  • Kakanui School

    Students will build communication skills through taking part in talks, drama, poetry, storytelling, reading aloud, improvisation, role play and more with a final celebration and demonstration to parents and the community.

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  • Kelston Girls' College

    Students will produce a piece of creative writing to inspire a sculptural work that will be ‘worn’ or photographed and/or filmed. Works will be displayed in a local gallery.

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  • Kenakena School

    Students will co-create musical pieces to explore the healing power of music and express themselves in a safe, supportive environment.

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  • Kerikeri High School

    The project will use the medium of film to produce a series of student-led movies that share the stories of the people and places from the area we live in.

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  • Kilbirnie School

    Students will produce a work or works that references where they have come from and then take part in a school-wide project designing planter beds/trellis to tell the story of the school site and connected people.

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  • KingsWay School

    Students will be taught the tools and knowledge of photographic and moving image practices to express their unique cultural identify within the school and community, culminating in an exhibition.

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  • Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education New Zealand

    Students will be encouraged to work collaboratively and taught dramatic and performance skills to create a production from their culturally Deaf perspective.

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  • Linwood College

    Students will use VR (virtual reality) technology to express ideas of personal identity and culture.

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  • Logan Park High School

    Students will create assemblage sculpture to display an important aspect of their life through the objects that they have found or collected.

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  • Lower Moutere School

    Ākonga will develop 10 panels that, through mahi toi, illustrate the rich stories of our land, and present these so that students gain an understanding of our cultural narrative.

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  • Lyall Bay School

    The project will use the cultural narrative developed in recent years and express them in murals installed within the school ground and externally.

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  • Mana College

    The project will bring together the creative community and students to plan and create carvings, weaving and paintings, reflecting our cultural narrative, to support our school and wharenui redesign.

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  • Mana Tamariki

    Students will develop sculptures based on biological structures found in nature, informed by enquiry-based learning and field trips.

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  • Mangonui School

    Students will learn skills in order to design and carve Pou Whenua reflecting the story of Mangonui, connecting with their language and culture.

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  • Manutuke School

    Students will learn a moteatea, and be versed in whakairo customs and practices in order to create a whakairo piece that reflects the values of Manutuke kura, to be exhibited at the end of year exhibition.

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  • Marlborough Boys' College

    Year 11 to 13 students will explore their cultural identity and heritage through the use of dance, theatre, music, spoken word and Pacific Arts.

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  • Marlborough Girls' College

    Pacific students will connect their learning to their cultural heritage and identity through song and dance.

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  • Matua School

    The project will share the story of ‘The Legend of the Talking Tui’ through the creation of an interactive art installation.

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  • Matua School

    The project will share the story of ‘The Legend of the Talking Tui’ through the creation of an interactive art installation.

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  • Michael Park School

    Students will engage in a series of workshops and field trips before working collaboratively to create a community-based art project that will illustrate a contemporary approach to celebrating traditional Māori art forms.

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  • Mt Roskill Intermediate

    Students will learn the design principles of grids, stencilling, ink and stamps to create a class typeface, and then explore light and shadow in the creation of a moving artwork that utilises digital media.

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  • Mt Roskill Primary School

    Students will have the experience of learning and playing a string instrument for the first time, and be further developed in hopes of eventually forming a local band.

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  • New Lynn School

    Students will work to bring the book ‘Kowhai and the Giants’ (which illustrates the story of New Zealand’s ecologoical history) to life as a theatre show.

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  • Newton Central School

    The project will deliver a series of Kanikani (dance), Taonga puoro (music) and rongoā (plant wellbeing). Students and their whānau will have the opportunity to learn through, and connect to the knowledge located within Māori arts.

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  • Newtown School

    The project will teach circus arts to create and share a performance that reflects personal stories of relevance to the concept ‘Adventures’.

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  • Omanaia School

    Through the exploration of traditional and contemporary mediums, students will be walked through a practical and theoretical wānanga as a way to develop the type of leader they wish to be.

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  • Onerahi School

    The project will create a site-specific interart and digital arts project that would enhance and support the school environment and contribute to the school’s sense of identity.

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  • Oratia School

    Year 5 and 6 students will interview older residents, collect stories, and use animation and filming to explore the history of the school and community; culminating in a 30-minute documentary video.

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  • Otago Girls' High School

    The project will cover songwriting workshops, recording workshops, production, and understanding the music industry with a particular focus on encouraging and developing female artists.

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  • Otane School

    Through the use of drama, tamariki will build resilience and confidence and create a presentation to be performed at Toitoi (Hawke’s Bay Arts and Events Centre).

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  • Otari School

    The project will see two large-scale art works installed in the Otari School hall that reflect on the history of the area and express the collective identity of the school.

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  • Otari School

    Ākonga will be taught how to make pākē (rain capes), exploring the whakapapa of weaving.

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  • Otorohanga College

    Students will create large paintings that honour the school pepeha (connecting to school and community), that will go on display.

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  • Owairaka District School

    Students will learn about cultural patterns that tells them about various societies, and bring them together to form a large painting on asphalt or concrete, welcoming families to the school.

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  • Paeroa College

    Students will research, and then create and record stories (presented through voice, song and clay) about the history of the school and surrounding area to be connected to QR codes on school Pou.

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  • Park Estate School

    The project will teach physical theatre skills and story, inspired by the book ’Who Am I?’, woven into a perforamance to be presented to the school and community.

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  • Porirua College

    The project is a theatre presentation, based on a story built with students about the concepts of global warming and the resulting loss of homeland and climate refugees.

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  • Puketapu School

    Students will be taught ukulele, focussing on music that is relevant to students and culturally inclusive, with a spotlight on New Zealand music.

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  • Raglan Area School

    Students will be taught circus skills, giving students the chance to express themselves creatively with movement, music, lighting and costume.

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  • Rangikura School

    Students will be taught the violin and given the opportunity to join a youth orchestra that encompasses all the Porirua community.

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  • Reefton Area School

    The project is to carve eight pou, representing the eight corners of the Pacific and celebrating the stories of the great polynesian explorers and shared Māori whakapapa.

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  • Renwick School

    Tamariki will be taught raranga and create pieces of toi Māori using natural materials they will grown in their kura/marae space.

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  • Rolleston College

    Through hui and workshops, students will develop an original perforamance that will be shared with the local community and filmed.

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  • Rosehill College

    Students will learn set choreography pieces, and the fundamentals of different styles of Street Dance with the eventual goal of having a presence at inter-school showcases and competitions.

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  • Rotorua Girls' High School

    Students will work through costuming, acting, choreography, technologies, singing and scripting to express their own cultural heritage and understand others, and to feed into the kaupapa of the school’s production.

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  • Rutherford College

    Students will use text to think critically about their own work, and tell their own stories, in order to produce theatre.

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  • Sacred Heart Girls' College

    Students will interview members of the community to interpret and share stories about the 2017 school arson and the loss and pain resulting. By retelling the story, the peformance will lead to forgiveness, healing and hope.

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  • Selwyn College

    The project will share circus, creation and performance skills with year 9 and 10 students.

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  • Selwyn Park School

    Students will learn circus skills and props and produce a show for friends and whānau that showcases the techniques learned.

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  • Somerfield Te Kura Wairepo

    Students will use the mediums of dance, drama, literacy and music to explore and express school values and perform to each other and the school community.

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  • South End School

    Students will take part in photography workshops and use local images to explore the history of the area; they will create, edit and print their own works to present at an exhibition which will also sell works with the koha returning to the school.

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  • St Anne's Catholic School

    Ākonga will be placed into teams and guided through interactive workshops on song-writing, music recording, editing and distributing, to enable them to create their own original music pieces.

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  • St Clair School

    Students will create a mixed media wall hanging to celebrate the school’s 125th anniversary.

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  • St Hildas Collegiate

    This project will utilise the practices of poetry, poetic thinking, lyric writing, self-determined creative expression, and performance technique, and will involve all school year levels, culminating in an exhibition/performance.

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  • St Mary's Catholic School

    This project will use a variety of materials and artforms to explore mental wellbeing and how students can creatively respond.

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  • Sylvia Park School

    Students will be exposed to opportunities to explore cultural identity through an interdisciplinary approach combining components of print, weaving and installation to address tikanga Māori traditions within a contemporary context.

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  • Tasman Bay Christian School

    Students will experiment with multiple creative mediums and use these experiences to produce an animated short film unpacking tūrangawaewae and their heritage, which will be shared with the community at a film festival.

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  • Te Kopuru School

    Through the medium of circus, students will learn creative expression, teamwork, communication and confidence, culminating in a show for friends and whānau.

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  • Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Pukemiro

    Ākonga will design and create taonga tuku iho through traditional patterns and techniques of mahi tukutuku using local natural resources to craft panels.

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  • Te Kura o Matapihi

    Creation of a co-designed kura mural to begin the process of visually transforming Matapihi kura in a way that reflects Te Ao Māori and the central values, principles and pedagogy of the kaimahi, kaiako, Ākonga, whānau and hapori.

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  • Te Papapa School

    Students will develop mural ideas for the school and then work with young emerging artists who will help with installation and mentoring to bring their ideas to life.

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  • Te Puke Intermediate

    A large-scale mural will be created for the front of the school; the creative process will be mirrored by individual student works, informed by workshops and mentoring through the project.

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  • Te Rangi Aniwaniwa

    Ākonga will design and create taonga tuku iho through traditional patterns and techniques of mahi tukutuku using local natural resources to craft panels.

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  • Te Rangihakahaka Centre for Science and Technology

    The project will give students a basic introduction to Raranga, including protocols surrounding the art form.

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  • Te Waka Unua School

    The students will create ‘Te Waka TV’; a showcase for positive content telling school and community stories and learn about TV production in the process.

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  • Te Wharau School

    Students will be introdued to patterns as the context to explore art, identity and story making, through differing mediums such as drawing, painting, collage, weaving and photography.

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  • Te Wharekura o Mauao

    Students will take part in a large-scale production of ‘Over My Dead Body: WITH THESE HANDS’ in English and te reo Māori; featuring spoken word poetry, contemporary dance, hip-hop, Pasifika siva, haka and music.

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  • Thorrington School

    The project will enable students to explore the sights and sounds of the 2021 school re-build construction process, creating music and dance reflecting what is going on around them.

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  • Tikipunga High School

    The project will provide circus classes for 34 students with special needs, possibly along with RTLB students; teaching them new skills, and bringing them and their parents the joy of a successful public performance.

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  • TKKM o Te Koutu

    The project will deliver a Raranga programme to ākonga in te reo Māori, based at Te Papaiouru Marae.

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  • TKKM o Te Tonga o Hokianga

    Through the exploration of traditional and contemporary mediums, students will be walked through a practical and theoretical wānanga as a way to develop the type of leader they wish to be.

     

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  • TKKM o Te Whanau Tahi

    Students will study the iwi history and tikanga of local Mana Whenua and work on an artistic interpretation of their learning, with art pieces to be displayed in an exhibition.

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  • Tomarata School

    Students will conceive, plan and deliver their own art making workshops for family and community to take part in at the annual Agricultural Day celebration.

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  • Upper Hutt School

    Students will carry out a musical interpretation of the story of ‘Nga Taniwha of Wellington Harbour’ with a variety of instruments; culminating in school and community performances and a recording.

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  • Vauxhall School

    The project will create a spray-painted and stencilled visual artwork based on school values, to reflect the upcoming school centenary.

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  • Waimea College

    The project will teach circus, theatre and performance skills to students with intellectual and physical disabilities and neurotypical students, in order to create acts within the framework of a Māori legend and perform to various audiences.

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  • Wainuiomata High School

    Students will be introduced to ballet, create performances for whānau and friends, and attend performances by the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company.

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  • Wainuiomata High School

    Students will practice their culture through connecting to the creative art of weaving.

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  • Waitakere College

    Students will explore sculpture and photography practice by creating an assemblage that draws from their own interpretations of personal experience and identity.

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  • Waitakere College

    Students will explore and share their own stories by developing a piece of original theatre and performing this for an audience.

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  • Wellington East Girls' College

    Grandmothers and granddaughters will creatively explore together the importance of cultural identity, what shapes our identity and how that has changed over the last 50 to 70 years by developing a piece of original theatre.

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  • Wellington Girls' College

    Students will adapt and perform a newly created adaptation of Ibsen’s 1882 play – An Enemy of the People.

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  • Wellington High School and Com Ed Centre

    Students will cultivate their talent and identity through a mentorship based project using electronic music (DJing).

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  • Wellington High School and Com Ed Centre

    This project will focus on connecting students with the history and meaning of kōwhaiwhai pattern, so they then can then use kōwhaiwhai to create a pattern that represents their story of success at Wellington High School.

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  • Wellington S D A School

    Children in Porirua will be given an opportunity to explore, learn and perform music that is generally outside of their usual sphere.

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  • Western Springs College

    Students will be given the opportunity to learn skills and gain confidence in creative garment construction, along with an educational insight into the ecological garment industry; culminating in a showcase of their upcycled works.

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  • Weston School

    Students will create their own school TV station for sharing content with the community, and learn technical and interviewing skills as well as editing to improve the quality of content.

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  • Whakatane High School

    Students will engage in the building and sailing of a Polynesian-styled waka, while re-connecting with ancient traditions of boat building and water-craft.

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  • Whangaruru School

    Students will create large, colourful murals depicting stories of mauri of historical significance to the school.

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  • Wilford School

    Students will redevelop the musical story ‘Waiata the Taniwha’ into a communal production and perform to an audience.

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  • Windley School

    An orchestra will be started for Latin American children across Porirua East Kahui Ako to help promote culture and identity.

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  • Alfriston College

    Students will learn illustration skills and use animation to produce a short film drawing on their own cultural capital to inspire their story.

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  • Good Shepherd School

    Students will explorre the school’s history and story, and create a timeline to form events into a whole-school production of drama, music and dance.

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  • Takapuna Grammar School

    Students will explore thoughts and feelings arising from changing social conditions, as well as their whakapapa, to develop a character in the form of a 3D-printed figure.

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