Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Art Alive Exhibition

Our very own art gallery is proudly displaying our term long efforts. The artworks on display the learning, creating and sharing that took place. We hope you get the chance to visit it yourself this week. It's open tonight and tomorrow until 7pm. Friday it's open until 3pm. Don't miss out!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Transit of Venus

SchoolTV Part Two, 15th June 2012 from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

The transit of Venus occurs on June 6th and the Farm Cove astronomer is giving the public the chance to witness the extraordinary event. We only see the transits of Mercury and Venus or 'inferior planets' which are between the Earth and the Sun so we don't see it very often. Venus transits in eight-year cycles so the last one was in 2004. Before that there was one in 1882 and 1874. So fingers crossed, the weather's good on that day because the next one isn't until 2117. So no-one alive today is ever going to see it again. There will be telescopes set up outside Pakuranga's Te Tuhi Centre for the arts - letting people take a peek at the planet. Written by Iisa, Room 13 The above was written by Iisa and the movie was produced by the year 5 and 6 extension class under the direction of Iisa. It was fun time where we got to learn from a peer and show it through our movie. Awesome work Iisa!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Robyn Kahukiwa - NZ artist

Our year 5 and 6 extension group have spent a few sessions looking at the artwork by Robyn Kahukiwa. Our study started with looking at a number of NZ illustrators. When then moved onto a painting titles 'Hine'. We had the opportunity to reproduce it as well as reflect about the artwork. Here's a couple of movies produced by our year 5 students.

SchoolTV Part Two, 8th June 2012 from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Van Gogh's Ear...

A group of year 4 extension students created these two movies. They share of stories that were created to explain why Van Gogh lost his ear. These students are taught by Mrs Barks. They have also made some amazing animations of Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' that we will share with you soon.