Students will use a choreographic process to explore concepts such as ‘wellness’ across a range of experiences, including physical, emotional, intellectual, creative and social.
Successful schools - Round 4 (2023)
A total of 216 schools and kura were selected for Round 4 of the Creatives in Schools programme.
Please find below a list of the successful schools who have signed their agreements. We will update the list and provide more details of projects as soon as we finalise the remaining agreements with schools.
|Name of School or Kura||Project Name||School Region|
|Albany Senior High School||Dance Me Well||Auckland|
|Alexandra School||Gateway to Haven||Otago/Southland|
|Arrowtown School||Nga Hau e Wha||Otago/Southland|
|Auckland Normal Intermediate||Auckland Central Community of Schools (ACCoS) Kahui Ako||Auckland|
|Avonside Girls' High School||Relocation & Belonging - Public mural project with artist Kophie Su'a Hulsbosch||Canterbury/Chatham Islands|
|Awakeri School||Awakeri School Musical Theatre Project||Bay of Plenty/Waiariki|
|Bankwood School||Power of Puppets||Waikato|
|Bayfield High School||Bringing our new Māori Cultural Narrative to life 2023||Otago/Southland|
|Bayfield High School||Promoting Diversity and Accessibility Within the Music Industry||Otago/Southland|
|Birchwood School||Our place, our space - Birchwood School||Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast|
|Blomfield Special School and Resource Ctre||Music Therapy in Blomfield School Satellites||Tai Tokerau|
|Breens Intermediate||Active Kids TV||Canterbury/Chatham Islands|
|Bromley School||Bromley Weaving Project||Canterbury/Chatham Islands|
|Carlton School Whanganui||Te Whai Urungi/ Wayfinding||Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu|
|Central Auckland Specialist School||Authentic Living (Movement) and Creative Arts (Visual)||Auckland|
|Central Auckland Specialist School||Connecting through Music||Auckland|
|Central Hawkes Bay College||Te Whakarākeitanga o Te Kupenga a Te Huki. Ngā Tukutuku Tuku Kiri.||Hawke's Bay/Tairāwhiti|
|Cobden School||Te Maara o Te Waka Hauora||Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast|
|Cotswold School||“Cotswold Mātāhae - The story of our narrative”||Canterbury/Chatham Islands|
|Devon Intermediate||Kaitiakitanga (Guardianship and Protection)||Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu|
|East Tamaki School||Toi Whakaata - Bringing print to light: Printed Histories||Auckland|
|Elstow-Waihou Combined School||Whakapapa Uku||Waikato|
|Fernridge School||Te Waharoa o Te Hiringa Toa||Wellington|
|Galatea School||Exploring Piet Mondrian through glass||Bay of Plenty/Waiariki|
|Glen Eden Intermediate||Glen Eden Intermediate Mural Project||Auckland|
|Glen Eden School||Ngā Hau e Whā Mural Project||Auckland|
|Glenorchy School||Nga Tau o Glenorchy||Otago/Southland|
|Greenpark School (Tauranga)||Kura Kowhaiwhai patterns/panels to translate our school Pepeha to our Community||Bay of Plenty/Waiariki|
|Halfmoon Bay School||Rakiura Through the Lens of Tamariki||Otago/Southland|
|Hamilton West School||Uri o te Kura - birth of a school||Waikato|
|Hāpuku School||Te Kura o Hāpuku Prospectus Video||Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast|
|Hastings Intermediate||Connected Project||Hawke's Bay/Tairāwhiti|
|Hedgehope School||Forest School STEAM||Otago/Southland|
|Henderson North School||Who we are - Mural||Auckland|
|Houghton Valley School||He Korero Haewai||Wellington|
|Hurunui College||School Mural||Canterbury/Chatham Islands|
|James Cook High School||Innovation Station mural||Auckland|
|Kaitaia College||Music Matters||Tai Tokerau|
|Kapiti School||Music and Movement Co-creation with Kāpiti Primary School and wider community||Wellington|
|Kawerau Putauaki School||Kawerau Putauaki - Local curriculum digital story telling||Bay of Plenty/Waiariki|
|Kawhia School||Kōtahitanga-Weaving people together through traditional education||Waikato|
|Lincoln Primary School||Moemoeā - Dream, Hope, Vision||Canterbury/Chatham Islands|
|Linwood Avenue School||Te Huarahi Mural||Canterbury/Chatham Islands|
|Maheno School||Confidence in Communication||Otago/Southland|
|Malfroy School||Malfroy School Art Program- Exploring Hundertwasser through glass||Bay of Plenty/Waiariki|
|Manurewa High School||Innovative Business Design||Auckland|
|Matatoki School||‘Ka Mua, Ka Muri’ Waharoa | Looking to our past to guide our future||Waikato|
|Mercury Bay Area School||Album Creation with Dave Rhodes||Waikato|
|Merrin School||Whetū Kohara||Canterbury/Chatham Islands|
|Middle School West Auckland||MSWA Dance Mentoring||Auckland|
|Morrinsville Intermediate||Localised Stories – School Production||Waikato|
|Mountview School||Whaia Te Mana||Bay of Plenty/Waiariki|
|Mt Cook School (Wellington)||Ceramic Tile Mural and Screenprinted taonga||Wellington|
|Murrays Bay Intermediate||We are Hopeful Decomposers!||Auckland|
|Nayland College||Matariki - Clear and Bright||Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast|
|Nelson College For Girls||I AM||Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast|
|New Plymouth Girls' High School||Narrative Murals||Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu|
|Newtown School||Find your way||Wellington|
|Ngahinapouri School||Kuaha ki te Ako||Waikato|
|Ngaio School||Ngaio School: Piki ki te Tūī||Wellington|
|Ngākuru School||This is Us - Past, Present and Future||Bay of Plenty/Waiariki|
|North East Valley Normal School||Tohu Māori||Otago/Southland|
|Ohau School||The Story of Hau||Wellington|
|Ōpunake High School||Toiora / Living Arts 2023||Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu|
|Oratia School||Pūrākau of the Forest||Auckland|
|Oratia School||Te Kauhanga Ora: Māori arts and wellbeing||Auckland|
|Oromahoe School||Kākano - From Little things Big things grow.||Tai Tokerau|
|Otahuhu College||Reo Ākonga - Student Voices'||Auckland|
|Paekākāriki School||Uku Korero||Wellington|
|Papakaio School||Our Place in Aotearoa||Otago/Southland|
|Paparangi School||"G.R.O.W!" Mural Project||Wellington|
|Pareawa Banks Avenue School||Across the Waves||Canterbury/Chatham Islands|
|Parklands School (Motueka)||Mā Mātou Tēnei Mea a Hanga. (This will be made by us.)||Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast|
|Ponsonby Intermediate||LILA Band Mentoring for Next-Gen Musicians||Auckland|
|Pt Chevalier School||Pt Chevalier School||Auckland|
|Pukekohe High School||PUKEKOHE SONGWRITING COLLECTIVE | Fostering creativity and collaboration||Auckland|
|Pyes Pa Road School||Pyes Pā School Waharoa||Bay of Plenty/Waiariki|
|Queens High School||Project name Finding our Pasifika niche Exhibition||Otago/Southland|
|Queenstown Primary School||Growing children by values and art||Otago/Southland|
|Randwick Park School||Whiria te tāngata- Weaving people together||Auckland|
|Rangiora New Life School||Values Mural||Canterbury/Chatham Islands|
|Rāwhiti School||Rising Above the Ordinary - E ara ake ana i te ūruhi||Canterbury/Chatham Islands|
|Remarkables Primary School||Ko Taku Rekereke Ko Taku Tūrangawaewae||Otago/Southland|
|Rotorua School||The Journey Project - Rotorua School||Bay of Plenty/Waiariki|
|Rutherford College||Kotuku in Movement||Auckland|
|Sefton School||Te Waitai Mural for Sefton School||Canterbury/Chatham Islands|
|Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate Senior School||Identity||Auckland|
|Sommerville School||Music Therapy for Neurodiverse children||Auckland|
|St Hildas Collegiate||Creating Strong Young Women||Otago/Southland|
|St Joseph's School (Rangiora)||St Joseph's Literary Journal||Canterbury/Chatham Islands|
|St Joseph's School (Upper Hutt)||Our local history||Wellington|
|St Leo's Catholic School (Devonport)||St Leos School Creatives Project 2023||Auckland|
|St Martins School||Hato Mātene — Past, Present and Future||Canterbury/Chatham Islands|
|St Mary's Catholic School (Gisborne)||Te Kura o Hato Maria - Waharoa||Hawke's Bay/Tairāwhiti|
|St Paul's Catholic School (Ngaruawahia)||St Paul's Catholic School Ngaruawahia||Waikato|
|St Peter's Catholic School (Cambridge)||Whole School Production||Waikato|
|Sunnyhills School||Journey and Taonga of Sunnyhills Primary School||Auckland|
|Tāhunanui School||Our people, our place, our story||Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast|
|Taipa Area School||Toi Whakairo Nga Mahi a Taonga Puoro||Tai Tokerau|
|Taipa Area School||Dance Around the World||Tai Tokerau|
|Takapuna School||Our Place||Auckland|
|Tamaoho School||Tamaoho School Mosaic Panels||Auckland|
|Tamaoho School||Our Community - Digital Art||Auckland|
|Tamatea High School||He Whakaari Whakanui i a Matariki||Hawke's Bay/Tairāwhiti|
|Tauranga Boys' College||Taonga puoro||Bay of Plenty/Waiariki|
|Te Awamutu College||Event and Entertainment Technology (RESUBMISSION)||Waikato|
|Te Kura o Te Wainui-ā-Rua||Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho||Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu|
|Te Kura o Wairau||Inspired by History||Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu|
|Te Paepae o Aotea||A fresh start||Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu|
|Te Rōhutu Whio||Kaitiakitanga||Canterbury/Chatham Islands|
|Te Wharekura o Te Kaokaoroa o Patetere||Te Whare Tapere (traditional place of entertainment where people would tell stories)||Waikato|
|Vauxhall School||Vauxhall School Creatives Project 2023||Auckland|
|Verran Primary School||Creative School Production||Auckland|
|Waiheke High School||Sounds Up!||Auckland|
|Waikaretu School||Centennial Mural Project||Waikato|
|Waikino School||Exploring Maramataka and natures cycles through art making.||Waikato|
|Waiopehu College||Taitoko Kanikani Collective||Wellington|
|Waiotira School||Te Āo o Waiotira||Tai Tokerau|
|Waitakere College||Kaitiakitanga and the Karangahake Gorge||Auckland|
|Waitati School||Te Reo o te Repo - the Voice of the swamp||Otago/Southland|
|Waiuku College||Tuwhiri-retelling our stories using digital technology||Auckland|
|Wanaka Primary School||Ko wai tatou (Who we are) Sculptures and Constructions||Otago/Southland|
|Wellington Girls' College||Page to Stage||Wellington|
|Wellington Girls' College||WGC Dance||Wellington|
|Wesley Primary School||Toi Takaro Kai Tuarua||Auckland|
|West Eyreton School||Welcome to our Wai-a-Raki Kura||Canterbury/Chatham Islands|
|Wilson School||Music Therapy- Wilson School||Auckland|
|Woodstock School||Our Histories Mural at Woodstock School||Waikato|
|Worser Bay School||Whetūkairangi Pou: From the Sea to the Forest; to the Stars and Beyond.||Wellington|
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We will write a story that navigates the four winds of our school compass/community, using the standing Pou in the garden and the characters of Tawhirimatea as our anchor. Our collaborative story will be dramatised using a multi-disciplinary approach to create a performing arts experience that will be performed for the community.
The aim of our project is to create a collection of artworks that represent the Tikanga of our local area and schools through the lens of our Kahui Ako. The artworks will be designed by students in collaboration with a contemporary artist who specialises in the art of storytelling.
Students will develop their collective sense of belonging through public art which will in turn connect them with their new community. Avonside Girls' High School has recently relocated from the suburb of Avonside to New Brighton. The aim is to reflect on this journey, both their own journey and the Avonside Girls' who came before them, and respond by creating a piece of public art in our new home.
The aims of the project will be to give our young people the opportunity to engage in music therapy, but also to help students regulate their own emotions. Bringing music therapy to the classroom will give students an authentic music learning experience in a familiar, safe, environment.
Through the programme, children will be brought together to discover their potential as broadcasters. By the end of the programme, they will develop the confidence and ability as a team to plan, evaluate and run a live stream programme relevant to the school's current events, achievements and extra-curricular activities.
The aim of the project is to allow all students to experience harakeke weaving within a Kaupapa of Te Ao Maori lens so that they are able to successfully produce a piece of work. And for a smaller regular group to also further explore weaving in order to produce a collaborative piece of art to share with the school.
The aim of this project is to support the greater appreciation, integration and value of the Pacific cultures within our school through its visual presence, using Te Whai Urungi, or Wayfinding as a concept. The creative outcome will be visual symbols created by the children through and with the guidance of our creatives and the project lead. These visual symbols will be located around the School to guide people and will effectively form a “map” to help others navigate their way through our School.
We wish to provide all our learners (who have a variety of physical, cognitive and behavioural challenges) the opportunity to express their creativity through movement and visual arts, experience joy and connection, increase communication and communication intent, and develop their self-regulatory skills with the support of movement and visual arts.
We wish to provide all our learners (who have a variety of physical, cognitive and behavioural challenges) the opportunity to express their creativity through music, experience joy and connection, increase communication and communication intent, and develop their self-regulatory skills with the support of movement and visual arts.
For too long our whare, Te Kupenga a Te Huki, has been left partially clothed and not fully adorned. The aim of this project is for our ākonga to gain skills and capabilities in tukutuku weaving by creating tukutuku panels for our new ‘Houses’ so that our whare can be completed in the future.
Our ākonga will work with our creative to create artwork and murals, drawing on the abundance of local community resources at our doorstep. These will be displayed around the school environment and tell the story of our cultural narrative for students/school families to reflect on each and every day.
The school community will work together to create a large outdoor mural and a painted panel for the school reception/foyer area. The painted panel will echo the Kaitiakitanga theme of the mural and display the importance of conservation, restoration, and sustainability in our local area.
We aim to create a space that explores cultural diversity, the student’s individual cultural histories and the schools. This will be developed through image making, drawing, and printing techniques. The exploration of cultural identity, the value of history and the complexities of human connection will be discussed and contemplated, to show how artefacts can be both personal adornment and remnants of material culture.
Students will explore how to use symbols and visual metaphor in clay by exploring their own whakapapa and relationships with the whenua, and then learn how to design and create a tile that expresses their whakapapa. These will then be displayed at our school to inspire future students to know who they are and their connection to our place.
The project's aim is for ākonga to research, plan and create a Waharoa (gateway) that will reflect the school’s whakapapa. The goal of these artworks is to provide evidence of Fernridge School’s cultural narrative and further develop a sense of pride and belonging amongst our students. The outcome will be a school a Waharoa for all people and communities who enter and leave the school and be a feature of our school environment.
The main aim of this programme is to explore the life and work of Piet Mondrian through glass. Not only will students learn about this famous artist, they will also learn the skills and science of glass-fusing; a unique art medium with skills that carry over into other parts of life, culminating in a student-led exhibition of their work.
The project plans to beautify existing blank spaces in the school. The current murals reflect different cultures at the school and the creative aim would be to make connections between the old and new murals, themed appropriately to their location. Students will have the opportunity to work with an established artist, learn techniques that they might not otherwise be exposed to, and understand the process of mural making from planning through to completion.
Our goal is to create a community mural on one of the exterior walls of the bi-lingual classes that embodies the essence of Ngā Hau e Whā and our school pepeha, and represents our tamariki, whānau, kura and wider community. This would be a taonga for us to connect to and value for many years to come.
The aim of this project is to educate the students of Glenorchy School about the seasons and to encourage them to look for the signs of the changing seasons in their local environment and in turn, learn about their community and the world around them. Student's will also look inward during these times and take stock from a wellbeing perspective of what is happening with their bodies along with the change of seasons. The creative aim of this project is for the students to engage in collaborative and independent art projects (one for each season) to reflect visually what they have learned about each season including murals, mosaic tiles, tie-dye, and quilting.
The creation of our Kura Kowhaiwhai patterns/panels to adorn our Tuhua building will translate our Kura Pepeha to our ākonga, whānau, community and visitors. With the support of our creative, and Greenpark School Art and Māori Specialist Kaiako, our ākonga will co-design a symbolic pattern reflective of our Kura Pepeha to the front entrance of our art suite building called Tuhua.
The idea for our project is to create an art piece that acknowledges the (difficult) origins of Hamilton West School. At this point in our history, it is important that we acknowledge our past; one way to do this is through an art creation. The outcome will be a permanent artwork to be placed on the school grounds either as an indoor or outdoor (potentially mixed-media) mural or a series of assembled components created as a thematic set.
We will visually recreate the values of Te Kura o Hāpuku by showing a day in the life of ākonga/students. We aim to bring to life what is normally written in a school prospectus, honouring the school’s history and whakapapa and past principals and whānau that have helped sustain the school’s character so that students and whānau today can participate in Māori curriculum.
We aim to bring together older adults with youth in a meaningful way. To enable our older adults to share their story in a guided approach and break down generational barriers. The Connected team will create a focus for discussion after an extensive interview with an older adult. It will then construct learning experiences that are local and curriculum-specific, to enable schools and youth to connect and create their own story in response. Interviews will be filmed and edited into a piece for presentation to the school and wider community.
Ākonga will connect with their natural local environment, local stories, significant sites and community in an authentic, engaging and meaningful way. They will learn about Māori ancestor skills of carving limestone, while learning deeply about the stories, qualities of rock and species within the forest to develop a sculpture that depicts the natural environment. Students will also learn about the ecosystem and complex systems of species in the forest along with characteristics of natural materials and co-design and create a mural with our second creative.
We will create two murals that represent our identity and our community. These will be co-constructed by ākonga and our creatives, and reflect our culture, our community, our moemoea (dreams) in the form of a visual story to be shared with our community, our families and our peers, creating belonging and participation for all.
The project tells the stories of Houghton Valley School and the rohe of Te Āti Awa through a series of nine panels that will form the front fence of the school. Each of the nine classrooms in the school will research, develop and produce a two-sided panel that tells one of the many stories of the rohe and the school.
The aim of this project is to engage students with practising creatives, to explore the processes of conceptualising in order to create a public work of art. The piece of art will connect Hurunui College to its wider community, environment and history, as well as allowing the creatives to explore/discover new directions, building upon their own style.
We plan to design and produce a mural on the wall at the Innovation Station. This will be students own work and will impact the physical space of the Innovation Station. The aim would be to work together as a team with our artist, really exploring the meaning behind the mural and involving students’ ideas and work. The process of this project will involve reading a poem and reflecting on its meaning. It will also involve learning priming, vinyl cutting, vinyl application, stencilling and painting techniques.
We will introduce students to music from around the world, as well as Polynesia and Māori influences. They will develop ability with a range of musical expressions and learn about techniques to prepare them for possible music industry careers. We will end with a concert performance for the school, parents and the public to encourage pride and show skills and talent within the group. Each student will have a recording for their portfolio.
We will give the opportunity for all students, staff and whānau to take part in sessions with our creative where they can discover the magic of music in a unique way – not just as an audience member or a performer, but as a co-creator. Through the use of hundreds of music-therapy instruments combined with movements and voices, he will provide a supportive environment where students and adults can let go of inhibitions, relax, play, express, have fun and communicate through sound.
Students will learn about the design and production of content such as 2D art, story, and scientific knowledge with an educational feature in a geo-location augmented reality mobile app. Industry professionals will gather knowledge in production and related fields such as local stories and knowledge frameworks to use as ideas for students to communicate.
We will collaboratively create two Whāriki Papa (woven wall hangings) using traditional fibres from our native natural resources and contemporary fibres. This is a wānanga for rangatahi to re-connect with their cultural heritage, tikanga, history and values through traditional education of natural resources. The two Whāriki Papa will weave the past to the present.