St Patrick's School (Panmure)
Art form: Applied Theatre
Project name: School Drama
Creative name: Stacey Dorthe
Outcomes for students and ākonga: School drama stimulates student engagement, while raising achievement levels within all areas of the curriculum, with a strong focus on literacy and the key competencies.
Outcomes for teachers and kaiako: The programme’s main focus is professional development for teachers in a practical and supported manner, while engaging their own classroom in creative and purposeful learning. Teachers who took part in the school drama project became more adept at using drama techniques that can be integrated throughout the curriculum.
Outcomes for creatives: Investment in the project provided the opportunity to further develop skills as teaching artists in providing a world-class, internationally developed and researched programme in classrooms. The added element of COVID-19 also meant that the creatives had to be flexible and adapt to a range of learning and emotional needs for students and the school.
Outcomes for parents and whānau: St Patrick’s has a large number of ESOL students and a primarily Pasifika student body. Development of better language, communication, and literacy skills enriches the lives of whānau and their students by allowing them to deepen connections with each other and their communities.
Project status: Completed
Project photo gallery:
- Te Rito Toi
- Mask Poem
- Mask Poem Group Recreated!!!
- What's In Her Hair? ("Mophead" and ATHCO)
- Using Drama To Understand What We Have Read