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1904 The Arts - 5 April 2019

5 April 2019

Prepared by the Arts Team

Curriculum Report – The Arts

Focus

  • 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.

Programme (Arts coverage in 2018)

  • Music and Dance was incorporated within hui-a-kura and morning Karakia, whole school Kapa haka.

  • Drama was implemented through classroom shared books, journal plays, problem solving and social interaction contexts including visits from Duffy theatre and Life Ed caravan.

  • Visual Art was taught in classrooms as it relates to the provocation or inquiry / interest topic at the time.

  • Some classes participated in the Mainfreight Calendar competition, we had a number of children’s contributions used

  • As the year progressed we looked at our clubs and passion projects as opportunities to engage children in The Arts in the middle and senior school.

  • We looked for local talent and expertise to support, strengthen and add variety to our Clubs/passion projects.

  • Art exhibition was held to showcase all children’s work at the end of Term 2.

  • In October/November all classes participated in the local Bay of Islands Arts display at Waimate North Show

  • Poutama engaged in Maori weaponry - Mau Rakau with Matua Eli

  • At Christmas time some classes created a tree to contribute to the Santa’s Grotto organised at Arts Council facility in town.

  • Junior Discovery programme allowed for children to create, be exposed to and be involved in a variety of arts and crafts, role play, music and singing activities.

  • Ongoing development of a Sensory Area that includes textured areas, herb garden and water wall for our Special Rights children - possibly at the back of Room 13.

  • Talent show which allowed for children to express and share their artistic talents with the school and whanau.

Looking Ahead (Arts Programme 2019)

  • We will continue to look for opportunities to promote the Arts at Kaikohe East School. We will endeavour to invite local and national artists to inspire and generate interest. Artists booked for 2019 so far are;

* Brent Strathdee-Pehi to teach a ukulele and guitar group

* Nukes Ukes ukulele group to run a workshop with 35 children and then perform

for all the middle and senior school students at Kaikohe West School

* Bodene Stephens to teach a senior group in Term 3. This will culminate in the

group performing at the cultural festival.

  • Classroom Visual Art taught in classrooms as it relates to the provocation or inquiry / interest topic at the time.

  • Mainfreight Calendar competition.

  • Ongoing plans to develop a Sensory Area that includes textured areas, herb garden and water wall for our Special Rights children - planned for the back of Room 13.

  • To continue to improve our children’s Kapa haka skills. Weekly Syndicate Kapa haka in the middle syndicate. Term 2 whole school Kapa haka, encouraging all classes to participate. This has been further inspired by our recent overnight visit to Pukerata Marae so children, staff and whānau feel more connected to the waiata and karakia that they are learning in the school setting.

  • Cultural Festival performance, Week 9 Term 3.

  • Poutama - Akau Futures once a week, working on modern art designs.

  • Continue to develop the arts through Junior Discovery.

  • Look for opportunities for children to see more Maori role models acting, in television/ radio and presenting to children such as in Duffy theatre.

  • Duffy role model assembly 3.4.19

  • Duffy theatre 1.5.19

  • Involve our school in opportunities that raise awareness of those with special rights or illness through creative fundraising events such as RDA horse cookies fundraising, Red Nose Day design challenge and Multicoloured Mayhem day for Autism.

  • Celebrating Matariki and linking it with our Term 2 theme of Kaitiakitanga by having an Art Exhibition and Wearable Arts Fashion Show

  • In October/November all classes participate in the local Bay of Islands Arts display at the Waimate North Show

  • Christmas time, some/all classes create a tree to contribute to Santa’s Grotto organised at Arts Council facility in town.

  • Schoolwide end of year Talent Show.