"E04: Colour my World with Music
School: Bairds Mainfreight Primary School
Location: Papatoetoe War Memorial Library
Students in Room 11 at Bairds Mainfreight Primary School created their schools owlet. They were inspired by ‘Over the Rainbow’, a beautiful book with paintings by Eric Puybaret, and chose the theme of music because they love music and how it can lift your emotions and wash away pain. The design is an amalgamation of ideas from the class.
E17: Ihi – (translation: beam of light)
School: Edmund Hillary School
Location: Papatoetoe War Memorial Library
The design of Ihi was the result of an inquiry into our world. Ihi is a flash of movement triggered by twilight but he is confused when heavy, polluted clouds appear unexpectedly. Ihi is a messenger signalling the health of our world. The design was created through collaboration between students and staff from Edmund Hillary School.
E29: Hoo hoo
School: Manurewa South School
Location: Papatoetoe War Memorial Library
The children at Manurewa South School were inspired by their studies relating to the New Zealand Native Forest and Marine life. They also wanted to reflect the diverse cultures within the school as this was important in terms of ‘Unity!’
E46: Ruru’s Korowai
School: Puhinui School
Location: Papatoetoe War Memorial Library
Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, he toa takitini. My strength is not as an individual but as a collective. Ruru’s korowai (cloak) keeps him warm and reminds him to be strong when he is feeling weak. The owlet was created collaboratively by the students at Puhinui School, because together we are strongest when we work together.
E47: Manu Mohio (Wise Bird)
School: Pukekohe High School
Location: Papatoetoe War Memorial Library
Pukekohe High School is a diverse community school located between the city and the country. This owlet represents the students interpretations of traditional, natural and urban symbols of culture. It shows the wisdom of knowing who you are and where you come from.
E48: Maui si’i
School: Robertson Road School
Location: Papatoetoe War Memorial Library
The movie Moana was an inspiration for this work, ‘Know who am I and where I’m from.’ The school also acknowledged that Polynesian ancestors were very creative, intelligent and brave too. The students believe you can overcome anything in life if we stay true to who we are. Helper William Payne and all room 29 Robertson Road School, Mangere, brought this inspiration to life."
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