Saturday, July 13, 2013

Science in a Van

Emily and Alan from Science in a Van came to visit on Friday. The children loved it. We learnt about mixing, separating and reacting!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Trip to Pah Homestead

Charlie, Sienna, Jack, Lola, Olivia M., and James C. went on a trip to Pah Homestead to browse the Terry Stringer exhibition.

We look forward to bringing another group of children to this exhibition sometime next term.

Transfigured Heads

25 June 2013 to 1 September 2013, Main Galleries

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 multi-faceted experience.

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.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Maori Language week

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.