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Whakapau kaha – to be better than before.

You are all welcome to visit the Aotea Centre from July 17-19, where our school is sharing some artwork complete with accompanying soundscapes.  The art pieces were completed 2018 by Mrs Patel’s class. Then during music classes this year, our Year 5 and 6 students have created soundscapes to go with this art.  This is a really exciting opportunity for our children to showcase their work in such a prestigious public space.

The children’s work has been done to support the 10th International Reading Recovery Institute Conference. For 30 years this event has been hosted in many different countries.

The theme for 2019 is ‘Kaitiakitanga: Nurturing Literate Futures’ with the lively piwakawaka (fantail) and her chicks chosen for the institute’s emblem, to portray caring and nourishment of New Zealand’s natural and human resources.

Year five and six music students have been asking the question, “How can a picture paint a thousand sounds?” They have responded to other children’s art work by creating stories or mood pieces that describe the paintings through sound. They have used all kinds of musical instruments, voices and technologies to create their pieces.

Some of the art and soundscapes will be available for public viewing, in the foyer of the Aotea Centre, so bring your phone and headphones, for a better listening experience.

Use a QR Scanner app to scan the QR codes beside the artwork, and you will be able to hear the soundscapes created by our students. Remember to download a QR scanner app – its free!

If you are interested in finding out more about this conference, click on the link below.

International Reading Recovery Conference 2019

Ngā mihi,

Francine Werry

CPDS Music Teacher

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