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2103 The Arts - 29 March 2021

29 March 2021

Prepared by the Arts Team

Curriculum Report – The Arts


  • The focus of the Arts within the curriculum is promoting the school vision of being ‘Proud Prepared Learners’ through the 4 disciplines of Music, Dance, Drama and Visual Art.

  • By using the guidelines of the New Zealand Curriculum students will have the opportunity to experience, communicate and develop their ideas. Classes will relate these disciplines to the provocation and inquiry topics in their programmes.

Arts Coverage 2020

  • Classroom Visual Art was taught relating to provocations and inquiry/interest topics at the time.

  • Some classes participated in the Mainfreight Calendar competition, we had a number of children’s contributions selected and Kaikohe East school has once again been represented in the 2020 calendar.

  • Junior school attended the Matariki Glow Show in October.

  • Senior students performed in Te Ohonga o Ngapuhi Festival via Zoom.

  • The Middle Syndicate displayed visual art in the hall as part of Whanau Day.  Juniors and Seniors had work on display in their classrooms. 

  • Artwork displayed at the Kaikohe A & P Show.

  • A small number of artworks were chosen to be displayed in the Front of House areas at the Kaikohe Work and Income Office.

  • A group of students from each class worked with Whaea Crystal in the afternoons to develop particular visual art techniques.  Some of this work was displayed in the library and the office area.  

  • Artwork was displayed in the foyer and was removed after flooding in the office at the beginning of Term 3.

  • Whaea Crystal’s art group worked with Whaea Tina to decorate a float for the Christmas Parade at the Pioneer Village.

NB: Some planned activities such as the display of artwork at the Bay of Islands Show and the Matariki Art Exhibition did not happen because of restrictions due to Covid 19.

Looking Ahead (Arts Programme 2021) 

  • A group of students are working with Akau from 17th March - 14 April on the Te Reo Māori in the Streets project.

  • We have registered our interest in participating in the ‘Bling Bling Toi Marama’ Matariki exhibition in Kaikohe.

  • Visual Arts exhibition in Term 2. 

  • Te Ohonga o Ngāpuhi in Term 3. 

  • Mainfreight Calendar competition. Dates still to be advised.

  • Office and foyer displays rotated every term.

  • Bay of Islands Pastoral and Industrial show, dates to be confirmed. All classes encouraged to enter.

  • Talent  Show/School Show Term 4 - purpose and context to be confirmed.

  • Christmas Parade Float.