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Weekly summary to the 25th of July

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By Bridget Blair

Kia ora koutou

Whakanuia te wiki o te reo Māori - Celebrate Māori language week -this week

If you haven't seen this much-circulated speech by a Kapiti College student on why using te reo Māori is integral to being a Kiwi you may want to - 7 minutes.

The latest threads in the archive focused on Maori artists:

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February - Maori Montage Photographers for 1.1

March - Maori artists in the context of mural painting

April - Wharenui - structure, meanings, identity

There were so many great lists of artists supplied by you all. Maybe I should add a board to Artsonline Pinterest devoted to Maori artists? Pinners let me know...

Resources on Artsonline incorporating Te Reo across both primary and secondary levels include: visual aids like this colour mixing chart and colour chart in Maori and English. There are quite a few resources that include units on Maori design, koru, wakahuia, pepeha, raranga, maori themed paintings. Some of these can be adapted for a wide range of year levels.

You can use Te Reo by outlining the kaupapa of your lesson or describing the whakapapa of the taonga (artworks and artists) you are studying. Laminated cards on whiteboards help me to remember to actually use Te Reo. Even if you are  not confident -a teacher who can slip a word or two in here and there is still appreciated.

Summary of action on the listserve:

  • Megan Johnston advertised a part-time position at Tauranga Girls’ College

  • Alexis Neal let us know that she is available for workshops in Auckland

  • An interesting article about changing opinions about Damien Hirst’s work was posted on Art Hist

  • A few people ordered resource booklets from Kohia Education Centre by emailing Diana Smallfield - there may be some left if you still want them.

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