Wednesday, September 23, 2009


On the 21 of September Nelson Central School went to the quad for a Maori welcome for visitors from the Education Review Office. We sang 2 songs, they sang 1 song. Then the Maori classes sang 2 songs. The Maori class did the traditional hongi. After morning tea one of the people came to our class. We have been on our best behaviour all the week! But some people weren’t on their best behaviour and were talking at the wrong time. It is very nerve raking because you don’t know when the visitors were going to walk in the door.

By Luke

Monday, September 21, 2009

Suter Gallery

Last week we went to the Suter Gallery to look at the works of John Bevan Ford. In his work he uses fine, detailed Maori patterns to fill spaces and create a really interesting effect. Many of his artworks had birds in them so our activity was to create our own patterns on a bird (manu) shape. This week we are going to do our own backgrounds then we will cut out our birds and stick them on. What fun! Thank you Esther, we love going to the Suter!

Thursday, September 17, 2009


For the last couple of weeks we have been working on our masks for the School Mask parade and the Nelson Mask parade. We have chosen to do a Korean mask design that we found on the internet. Our masks are on sticks so we carry then rather than wear them. It will look awesome with every class in the school choosing a different country.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Wacky hair day

Last Friday we had wacky hair day and it was Daffodil day. I had my hair in plaits on the top of my head. When I got to school at morning tea and at lunch time Eugenie, Grace, Charlotte, Isabella and me had our hair sprayed dark blue and light blue. When I saw to my little sister my Mum and my little sister were surprised because they didn't know that my hair was sprayed.