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Successful schools - Round 1

34 projects have been funded in Round 1 of the Creatives in Schools programme, a new initiative partnering schools and kura with creatives. Due to the temporary closure of schools to prevent the spread of COVID-19, schools and kura now have the option to extend their projects until the end of Term 4 2020.

Here are the projects that are being undertaken in Round 1.

  • Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Kotuku

    Students will learn tikanga and reo about whatu and create a collaboratively woven cloak using contemporary materials.

    Project status: In progress

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  • Upper Moutere School

    Years 6, 7, and 8 students were empowered to create a textile wall hanging that represented who they are today, acknowledging their cultural heritage and honouring the local environment.

    Project status: Completed

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  • Wakefield School

    Students wrote, produced, and performed an original theatre work based on the evacuation of Wakefield village due to a massive forest fire in 2019.

    Project status: Completed

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  • AUT Centre for Refugee Education Early Childhood Centre

    This project focuses on using drama conventions to improve learning outcomes, especially in literacy, through developing oral language.

    Project status: In progress

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  • Marlborough Girls' College

    This project is a collaboration between students from the girls' and boys' colleges and two local artists in a Pasifika performing arts programme.

    Project status: Completed

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  • Mapua School

    Students worked with a master carver in the creative process of designing and carving pou whenua.

    Project status: Completed

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  • Paekakariki School

    Students will design and create a number of small whāre to make an outdoor play space.

    Project status: Completed

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  • Silverstream School

    Students created three mosaic artworks within the theme of our inquiry unit Ka Mua, Ka Muri.

    Project status: Completed

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  • Russell School (Porirua East)

    Students created a ‘HEART space’ featuring artworks that link back to Russell School’s HeART values.

    Project status: Completed

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  • Springlands School

    Ten schools worked with the creative to learn Pacific dance and song performed in school and at the Marlborough Polyfest.

    Project status: Completed

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  • The Gardens School

    Year 7 and 8 boys developed language and other skills in visual arts, animation, and film, so they could express their ideas through creative mediums.

    Project status: Completed

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  • Patea Area School

    Students researched the rich stories of the awa (Patea River) and express them in murals installed in the school and community.

    Project status: Completed

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  • Heretaunga Intermediate

    Female students were guided through basic skills in a variety of drawing practices and facilitated a collaborative project to create sculptural work to enhance the school environment.

    Project status: Completed

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  • Victory Primary School

    Students developed their cultural narrative, with the final outcome being a visual depiction of this (2D and 3D).

    Project status: Completed

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  • Rotorua Girls' High School

    Students across all year levels learned skill, protocols, and processes around Māori weaving.

    Project status: Completed

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  • Aparima College

    Year 9 students created a well-being walk that featured sculpture and poetry and linked the Riverton Arts Centre with Aparima College.

    Project status: Completed

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  • Waitakere College

    Students with disability and special needs took part in circus classes to help them experience something new and different.

    Project status: Completed

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  • Carterton School

    Students created a series of painted murals that benefited the school’s environment.

    Project status: Completed

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  • Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kaikohe

    Students will design and create street-light art sculpture.

    Project status: In progress

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  • Taita College

    Students from Taita aged between 15–18 will participate in multiple art and cultural wānanga.

    Project status: In progress

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  • Okains Bay School

    Students will each create their own personalised museum guidebook of the taonga from the Okains Bay Museum collection.

    Project status: Completed

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  • Papamoa College

    Year 7/8 students will choreograph many of the dances in the junior high school musical production.

    Project status: In progress

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  • Tauraroa Area School

    Nine rural schools and three early childhood centres each produced 12 pieces of art, which formed collaborative pieces displayed in each school.

    Project status: Completed

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  • Kelburn Normal School

    Students, teachers, and the community created and performed a series of plays inspired by the stories of Maui and other similar heroes.

    Project status: Completed

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  • Waitakere College

    Year 10 students filmed and photographed themselves in a booth wearing disguises they created.

    Project status: Completed

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  • Avalon Intermediate

    Students and families shared their story, knowledge, and aspirations using digital technologies and the creative arts.

    Project status: Completed

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  • Linden School

    Students created, rehearsed, and performed a new play around the idea of well-being and what it means to be happy and healthy.

    Project status: Completed

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  • Maungaraki School

    Students developed a greater understanding of the school values and represented these through different mediums as they created a mural for a well-being garden.

    Project status: Completed

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  • Te Atatu Intermediate

    Year 8 students created artworks that spoke of identity and served as a leaping-off point for drama collaboration.

    Project status: Completed

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  • Rimu School

    Students will created a mural that deepened knowledge of the kura’s kaupapa and community values by co-constructing a visual representation of the school’s community – past, present, and future.

    Project status: Completed

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  • St Patrick's School (Panmure)

    Students and teachers were supported to improve literacy learning outcomes using drama conventions.

    Project status: Completed

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  • Tuahiwi School

    Students worked with the art form of raranga/weaving to create a piece that represents the vision of Tuahiwi.

    Project status: Completed

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  • Newtown School

    Students used butterflies to explore the concept of transformation from our local inquiry curriculum and integrated this with students’ stories.

    Project status: Completed

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  • Wellington High School and Com Ed Centre

    Three schools were introduced to ballet and dance through workshops, activities, and performances.

    Project status: Completed

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