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Visarts Summary to 10th June


Visarts summary to the 10th June


Malo and kia ora koutou,

Well winter and Term 2 have both made themselves felt around this neck of the woods...cold temperatures, what feels like endless rain and reporting deadlines - which can at least be done in the warm with a cuppa (or a hot toddy for those of you who have picked up colds)!



It’s time to push wellbeing up the agenda and start a wellbeing team. We have one at our school and already the small changes being made are being felt with bigger ideas in the long term plan. Ian Vickers blog - Developing New Good Habits - is a good reference but if you want to try something for immediate benefit try the 5 Minute Wellbeing Plan, which, used with the 5 minute Workload Plan, can help you to focus on doing a few important things well and ease your workload.


Primary / Junior Secondary Links:


Senior / Advocacy Links:


Professional Opportunities:

  • Glenfield College is seeking an Art Teacher for an immediate start.

  • Part time Art vacancy at Darfield High school

  • Friday 22 June - Digital painting for teachers in Tauranga

  • WELL - 6th Aug - Premiere Pro Workshop last spaces - use this link to register

  • D-Photo student competition



  • Susie asked for some budget info to support her approach to the BOT

  • Helen started a great thread on Woodcutting Tools - where to buy and how to sharpen, and other uses for dull woodcutting tools.

  • NZQA - last online exemplars are now up, they had a few initial errors which have now been resolved

  • Elam Secondary Student Retreat

  • A reminder from Jeanette that Semester 2 start at Massey College of Creative Arts, Wellington,

  • Helen alerted us: New Zealand Artist Magazine are creating a New Zealand Art Teachers directory  surveythenzartist.co.nz with your details if you are interested

  • Finding artist models - Chris is keen to know of good spots for students...

  • Moderation Samples - people outlined the different digital formats they use to upload to the QA site for Mallory - getting students to digitise their own samples prior to assessment is a great strategy

  • Camilla asked for help Moderating Painting L 3 3.2 and 3.3 and Pht L2 and L3

  • Matt and Hannah are in the process of paring back their Level 1 course and asked for others’ feedback


Stay warm and dry, mā te wā



Bridget Blair

Arts Online Community Facilitator - Visartsnet​


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