Friday, 21 September 2018

"Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working." - Pablo Picasso

Quote from the famous artist - Pablo Picasso.

Thoughts on the quote.  So inspired by the art forms that exist that my quest to work on a larger scale mural with students of Tamaki College has aroused my willingness to aim to achieve this.  Certain visual images come to mind particularly around the theme of Personal Identity and the elements of the  Glen Innes area.  A beautiful Mural!


My focus is based on Literacy and to adopt efficient methods to raise student achievement in Research Standards for Visual Arts.

The generic template has always been a favourite though I am keen to establish other methods that can be successful.  Literacy involves analysing chosen artworks by NZ artists and International Artists.

Tongan Language Week

Tongan Language Week - Uike Katoanga'i o'e Lea Fakatonga enables all students the chance to learn some basic Lea Faka-Tonga, and gives students the chance to be experts in their classroom.

Even more exciting, I had the opportunity to support my two younger children with their Lea Fakatonga.  Dressed up in their Tongan attire, young children sang their songs which is normally sung at their Daycare.


Introduction to Fashion Designing

Introduction to Fashion Designing

6 weeks of Introduction to Fashion Designing lead to an intensive course structure of pattern drafting and sewing.  It was greatly inspiring and thankful that I was given the opportunity to reflect on my interests and how fulfilling it was to be creative in a different context of fine arts.  Over the 6 week period we drafted a pattern of a panelled skirt.

The enthusiasm of a more 3 dimensional format is exciting.  Everything that was pertained within the course was great.

Friday, 14 September 2018

Path Subject Information Evening - 29th August

Tamaki College Path Subject Information Evening

Awesome success with the Path Subject Information Evening.  Students, parents, family, friends and teachers with brilliant displays of their subject areas.  Great start with the mini exhibition.  Students artworks from previous and 2018 were on display.  Overall it was extremely beneficial that the community was able to view student talent from Tamaki College.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

NEW SITE Week 5 Term 1

Incorporating the new site to deliver new programme of Visual Arts programme.
Making progress with my site.  Much easier than the old site.  Overall goal would be to target posts per week or twice a week.  General help form Lenva has been great!

Setting up Calendar for each year level - more structure.  Students receive due dates digitally.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Digital Fluency Intensive week 9

Google Examination Level 1

Sitting the Google Level 1 Exam today, there alot of things to familiarise myself with.   Utilising the tools of Google classroom and the new site. I've learnt so much from this Professional Development.  I am very confident that these tools I've acquired will help in my teaching pedagogy and classroom planning.  Exploring the benefits of the digital classroom, encouraging 21st century work habits, organize and search gmail  to save time are just some aspects of digital learning that I will use.