What a dilemma we had when one of our balls got stuck up a tree this week. Trying to get it down took the best part of half an hour while all sorts of implements and strategies were experimented with. We were very impressed with the persistence and perseverance that went into solving this problem. Finally Taye got it down using the other end of the rake! - After 2 more balls had got stuck up there in the process!!!
Dancing is still very popular even without our good friend Adrian ( our community artist-dancer) however his legacy remains with the most requested dance music being 'Party Rockers'!!!
When Christina went to Australia these holidays she spotted this really interesting book and Imogen was inspired to recreate some of the images!
A blast from the past - listening to a storytime story on a TAPE! It's much better if you listen lying down!!
Terry Stringer has an abiding interest in uniting multiple
elements into a singular sculpture. Stringer encourages the viewer to
make a series of acquaintances with his works, to discover a succession
of subjects within one sculpture. The viewer who takes the time to
examine a work from different perspectives is rewarded with a
In Transfigured Heads Stringer’s recent works
representing heads and figures are exhibited within the context of his
artistic development over several decades, with earlier sculpture drawn
from the James Wallace Arts Trust Collection.
Terry Stringer ONZM is a leading New Zealand sculptor. Born in
Cornwall in 1946, he arrived in New Zealand in 1953. Graduating with
Honours in 1967 from the University of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine
Arts, Stringer has been the recipient of many significant scholarships
and awards. Working mainly in three dimensions, Stringer delights in
creating spatial illusions and concealed meanings within his works.
Narrative elements are often present in his figure sculptures, drawn
from a wide range of artistic and literary sources. Stringer has
exhibited extensively throughout his career, with solo shows in
Auckland, Sydney, Los Angeles and London.
Lots of songs in Te Reo this week, followed by stories and books relating to Maori legends or tikanga.
Christina was teaching at Te Puna Kohungahunga before she came to us so she knows LOTS of Te Reo - woohoo!!!
On Friday she took a small group of children to visit Te Puna at whariki ( mat time)- these children hadn't been there before and came back very impressed with all the Maori songs the TPK children sang. We are fortunate to have Te Puna so close and intend to keep up our visits and build on the relationships that we have with the staff there. Karen, the Supervisor was on the Reggio trip that Michelle and Lorraine did in 2010 and Te Puna Kohungahunga has been one of the three centres
involved in the MAPS research project along with St AndrewsEpsom ECC and Helensville Montessori.