Christmas Trees for Taupo

We had another wonderful opportunity to take part in the Towncentre Taupo Plywood 3D Christmas Tree Project again this year. These recycled plywood boards were delivered to us ready for painting. All children at Wairakei Primary School were invited to submit their Christmas tree designs. Mrs. Griffin used many ideas from these designs for the trees. These included creative, colourful patterns and our school POWER values.

  • Respect Yourself
  • Respect Others
  • Respect Our Environment

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A team of students from different year levels gave up their own time to paint the Christmas trees with Mrs Griffin.

We started with using rollers to apply a base colour to the boards.

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Next we sketched the designs onto the boards and used thick, medium and fine paint brushes to apply the paint.

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Even our New Entrant students participated in this project. They were very excited and enjoyed contributing to a big school activity.

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The students' hard work certainly paid off with two complete Christmas trees finished and ready for pick up.

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Cyanalee said,

I loved using the different colours. I loved the designs.

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Sapphire said,

I had fun. We got to paint something everyone will see in town.

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Isabelle said,

I loved the colour. Painting inside the lines was tricky.

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These Christmas Trees will be on display in town over the Christmas holidays. Keep a look out for these amazing works of art. They are a tiny example of the creativity and perseverance our students at Wairakei Primary School are capable of.

Thank you to our artists.

  • Mikayla
  • Lella
  • Carly
  • Sapphire
  • Daisy
  • Malia
  • Lucy
  • Nathan
  • Maz
  • Willow
  • Chloe
  • Cyananlee
  • Nikea
  • Daisy
  • Charlie
  • Aria
  • Ava
  • Billy
  • Carter
  • Laura

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Key Competencies-Participating and contributing

Students were;

  • Contributing to our local community

  • Working together

Key Competencies-Managing Self

Students were;

  • Learning to act independently

  • Interacting effectively with others

The Arts-Visual Arts

Students were;

  • Using their imagination to create a design

  • Sharing their Christmas tree designs with others

  • Exploring how to use paint brushes

  • Exploring how to apply paint to wood

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