"E16: Luna
Every fingerprint is unique, as is the outline of a child’s hand. The Edendale owlet is a collaborative collage of a ruru or morepork, a wise kaitiaki cloaked in the protective “feathers” of almost 700 small hands.CHAR(10)E20: The Night Owl
Throughout this year the New Entrant children have been focused on Turangawaewae – our place to stand, so it was important the school’s ruru reflect its bicultural heritage. The students noted the ‘koruru’ appeared on 10cent pieces so the idea of ko (mask) ruru (owl) became a focus for the children who suggested the ruru needed to wear a mask (glasses). The night owl has LED lighting which reflects light onto the night ruru’s face.CHAR(10)E30: Nocturn Owl
The Marist School owlet was inspired by the beautiful stained glass window of St. Mary’s Church, Mt. Albert, which is the school parish and an important part of the schools ethos. Each child in the middle school syndicate (Waenga) have had a hands-on input into the step by step design of the owlet.CHAR(10)E36: Reflections on Maungawhau
Mt Eden Normal Primary school sits in the shadow of Maungawhau, and is inspired by the patterns and colours of its flora, and the rainbows that crown its summit. The school’s design acknowledges the Maori history of our local area.CHAR(10)E44: Ruru
Point Chevalier students care deeply about what makes New Zealand unique. One of the school’s favourite waiata’s is ‘Te Ruru’. Children at the school were inspired by this beautiful song to create a majestic owlet guarding over Tāne Mahuta’s forest. Look carefully to spot Tāne Mahuta, other special New Zealand birds and even the Matariki stars."
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