Bravery & Identity

Tōku Mihi

Tēnā koutou,
Tēnā koutou,
Tēnā koutou katoa.
Ko Rangitoto tōku maunga.

Ko Waitematā tōku moana.

Ko Pupuke tōku roto.

Ko Ngāti Pāk

Ko Takapuna Primary School tōku kura.

Ko …... tōku matua.

Ko …. tōku whaea.

Ko ….. tōku ingoa.

Tēnā koutou,
Tēnā koutou,
Tēnā tātou katoa.

My Family Tree

We asked people at home about our ancestors and created a family tree we brought in to share with the class. We put them up on a wall.

My Family Timeline

We asked people at home about our ancestors and created a family timeline we brought in to share with the class. We put them up on wall or put it in our book.

Bravery & Courage Brainstorm

We did some brainstorming on what bravery and courage meant.

Bravery & Courage Artwork

Bravery & Courage Poem

We wrote poems about bravery.

Abstract Artwork

We created some abstract artwork which represented our emotions.

Cubist Artwork

We created some self-portraits using a Cubist style. We used shapes to make our portraits.

Kōwhaiwhai Art

We learnt about the meanings of kōwhaiwhai patterns.

We then created our own patterns which represented ourselves and our ancestry.

Room 18’s Kōwhaiwhai Panel

Artwork Process

Step 1: Our Stencil Designs

It was hard for all of us to make a pattern. We had to make sure the design touched two sides of a piece of paper which we had folded in half twice. We then cut out our pattern and when we opened the paper if the stencil fell to pieces it was a fail but if it stayed together we were able to use it as our working kōwhaiwhai pattern.

Step 2: Copy Stencils onto Folded Cartridge Paper

After we finished our draft design we traced it onto cartridge paper to use as our final design..

Step 3: Draw the Design on

After we finished our final cartrige version we traced it onto a long piece of paper which a width of 42cm and the length of about 150cm.

Step 4 Paint our Patterns

After we finished our patterns we painted them.

Step 5: Second Coat

After we did our first coat we did our second coat of paint to make a nice deep colour to make sure we couldn’t see the paper through it.

Step 6: White Paint

Next, we needed to put white paint around the red and black..

Here are some of our finished kōwhaiwhai panels!

Cleaning Up

After we finished painting, of course we had to clean up our huge mess.

Kowhaiwhai Development - Google Slides