Saturday, May 28, 2011

That's gonna leave a mark

One of our last days in Auckland, the kids and I walked over to Churchill Park School to place a few fattypillar stragglers that needed more time to grow than we had left. The school has heaps of swan plant bushes and plenty of nice healthy leaves for developing butterflies.

I took a few photos of the projects that both kids were lucky to participate in during their half year there. The Year 6 students each took part in a wall mural for the side of one of the buildings. For years to come, everyone walking down the main path from Ridell Road onto school grounds will see this lovely mural depicting native plant and animal life. Laurel painted the little ladybug on the left.

Just a few steps from the mural is a cement area with inlaid ceramic tile mosaics created by the Year 8 students. They were instructed to create something that represented a part of themselves. Trey made the red, white, and blue star. There were so many cool ones!

This last one is a Pukeko, the funny NZ swamp hens with the long, long black legs and feet. They are purple with red beaks. Very unique! UB, please show Em! :o)

Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far.

xo, K.


  1. Awesome mural!! And I really like the mozaics too. wished I could spell mozaic? Cool stuff!

  2. The wetland mural was created, designed and painted, by our students in Years 5 and 6 ie. 8-10 year olds. It is stunning and all the syndicate's students contributed in some way. The mosaics were created in Technology class by our Year 7 and 8 students who were aged 11-13.
    Our school's environment is unique especially for an inner city school. Cattle grazing, wetlands, farm park, native bush, native and introduced birdlife and free of noisy traffic.