ART ON THE STREETS OF PAPAKURA
Please find our latest Press Release from Chorus about boxes that have been painted in Papakura below.
The Papakura Business Association are working with Chorus NZ to paint the Chorus Boxes around Papakura with our local schools, kindy’s and community groups.
This is a lovely way of the community and predominantly the children getting involved in beautifying these boxes, and ultimately the town with their bright and lovely pictures painted onto these boxes. If you are interested in painting a Chorus Box in your area please contact the Business Association on 2988996.
Check out the beautiful boxes that have been painted so far in Papakura and by which schools.
Redhill Primary School
This Box is located on Dominion Road in Papakua, past Redcrest Crescent.
The Students from Red Hill School who have Pukekiwiriki as their maunga. The work on the chorus box represents their local maunga and ngahere/forest which is Pukekiwiriki, the Moana is Manukau and our native birds like the Kereru and Tui occasionally occupy our trees for feeding. Cultural patterns are used in our design and they based their design on the New Zealand Artist Reina Cottier for inspiration.
Community Kindy Papakura East
This Chorus Box is located on Clevedon Road.
The Maori whakatauki/proverb alongside the bottom of the art translates to 'Nurture the seed and it will grow'. Because we are an ECE centre we wanted to reflect our kaupapa inside the art work.
The back ground is a rainbow, which we thought represented children well, and we thought of as a nice gift to them. And the Japanese cherry blossom tree which represents the life force and how precious life is.
Rosehill SCHOOL, James Cook Satellite Class
This is located on the corner of Edinburgh and Jupiter Streets in Papakura.
Our students know that with hard work and a positive attitude, they can achieve anything! The students' hands are stretching up towards the stars - their goals and dreams. The sides are our class motto "Dream, Believe, Achieve".
COMMUNITY KINDY MARNE ROAD
The box is located on the corner of Opaheke Road and Liverpool Street, Papakura.
This picture is based on three dinosaurs out on an adventure exploring all around them. This was to portray that at Marne Road Kindy there are new adventures to be had every day.
This box is located at 142 Clevedon Road in Papakura.
The students studied designs from different cultures as part of our Belonging study. They chose designs that were important or significant to their culture or to their family, e.g. the koru being a symbol for new life, the bird because it showed mariners where land was. The eagle and the multi-coloured tree are part of our school philosophy; the 6 colours of the leaves represent the 6 kinds we follow at the school and our students are encouraged to "fly like an eagle". The students then drew and painted their designs the same size as the chorus box to get the ratios of the elements correct.
PAPAKURA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Located outside the School on Settlement Road.
This box painted by the School children is based on their message about living in a culturally diverse Papakura, that is positive with a hint of environmental awareness which show cases the beauty of our environment as seen through the eyes of 11-13 year olds.
COMMUNITY KINDY VIEW ROAD
This Box is located on the corner of Grove Road and Old Wairoa Road.
The children from Community Kindy wanted to paint an animal theme for their box after a recent trip to the Zoo.
This Box is located on the corner of Tasman Drive and Opaheke Road.
This box was painted by Hawaiiki from Opaheke School who entered a Matariki Flag competition run in Papakura Town Centre, and then painted his design onto this Chorus Box.
SETTLEMENT ROAD KINDY
This box is located on the corner of Harper Street and Settlement Road.
The latest Chorus box to be painted in Papakura by Settlement Road Kindy on the corner of Settlement Road and Harper Street.
The design is 2 caterpillars, into two chrysalids and then into butterflies designed by the children of Settlement Road Kindy.
The translation means ... give yourself time.
HINGAIA PENINSULA SCHOOL, KARAKA
This Box is located on the corner of Pararekau Road and Anchorage Drive in Karaka.
The Year 7 students who did this box named it Sharing our Passion and the ideas for this box came from a lovely group of four girls.
All the girls loved Unicorns so this created the centrepiece for the design with fabulous bold colours.
HINGAIA PENINSULA SCHOOL
This Box is located on Anchorage Drive in Karaka.
'The Flower of Friendship'
This box was completed by our Year 5& 6 students from Hingaia Peninsula School, Neosha, Mia, Winnie, Acasha.
Our school colours are the heart of our flower. The petals grow as our learning grows and we send a message that we are all unique and from different cultures.
We are all bright in different ways and the colours show our rainbow of feelings.
TE KOHANGA REO O KIWITOA
This box is located on Gallilee and Fairdale Street, Papakura.
'Te Kaupapa o Te Kōhanga Reo'
The whole design is to let people know that Te Kōhanga Reo are here, that the kaupapa of Te Kōhanga Reo is a beautiful movement to be a part of and that we are here to help, share, support and ensure the taonga and knowledge that our Tīpuna have gifted to us will forever be alive. So why not start from Te Kōhanga Reo and teach our mokopuna/tamariki who are our rangatahi of today and the future in keeping our beautiful Reo Māori, tikanga me ãhuatanga Māori ALIVE for ALL generations to come.
ROSEHILL SCHOOL, JAMES COOK SATELLITE CLASS
This is located on the corner of Argyle Avenue and Beach Road in Papakura.
Learning is taking us Places!
JC2 is a Rosehill School satellite class at James Cook High School.
The Students are passionate about learning and know that their education will take them somewhere in the future.
This design expresses their dreams for the future as well as our school motto on the side in English and Te Reo.
PAPAKURA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
This box is located on Settlement Road in Papakura.
Te Waha a Tama-nui-i-te-ra (The mouth of the Sun)
The sun rises every morning in the east but in winter the sun moves slowly to the north (of the eastern rise).
From a Maori world view the sun has moved to his winter home where he is welcomed by his wife; the winter maiden.
This is actually a star in the sky called Hinetakurua or also known as Sirius. So when the sun meets with Hine-takurua this is known as the winter solstice.
As we start to move into summer the sun rises in the east but starts to rise a bit more to the south everday until it has reached its summer solstice.
From a Maori world view the sun has moved to his summer home where he is welcomed by his summer wife; the summer maiden.
She is known as Hine Raumati. This walk that the sun does over the year is known in Maori as Te Waha a Tama-nui-i-te-ra.
The students art work shows the sun and from his mouth light shines. This is Te Waha a Tamanuitera. At one end is Hinetakurua and at the other end is Hineraumati (with their child Tane Rore). On one side is summer and on the other is winter. Each side of the chorus box will be represented by it's seasonal theme. On one side the winter theme will contine and the other the summer theme continues. A dawn shall be represented on top where the two seasons meet.