Tawhai Arts Celebration Afternoon

21st September 2023

Kia ora e te whānau,
Poipoia te kākano, kia puāwai – Nurture the seed and it will blossom.

This term Tawhai Kura have had a major focus on the Performing and Visual arts for their Term 3 inquiry. This focus included experiencing different forms of art, for example: drawing, painting, dancing, singing, and sculpture. They have been very fortunate to have pottery sessions with Magrite Freie and weekly dance sessions with Harika from Footsteps. Some students have also been involved with the Artsplash Choir and the kapa haka group.
The kura had an open afternoon on Thursday 14th September and invited whānau to not only view their tamariki’s artwork and pottery pieces which were displayed on tables surrounding the canopy but enjoy some entertainment too.
Each of the Hubs performed their dance routines taught to them by Harika from Footsteps.
The Artsplash Choir who have recently performed at the Artsplash Festival in Wellington sang two of their songs.
The Kapa Haka Group also performed at the Open Afternoon.
The Kura was overwhelmed by the wonderful turnout of whānau who came along.
The Tamariki did themselves, their kura and their whānau proud with their performances.

At the end of a wonderful afternoon, the families were allowed to take the artwork and pottery pieces home!
Here are some captures of the wonderful afternoon.