Design Technology

Kim Napa

A snapshot of our work in progress that reflect the whakapapa, significant people places and taonga.  We have evolved the concept of Pou and Totem Poles from Indigenous NZ Maori and Native American Indians. We are making a decision on adding mixed media like paua for eyes. Stand by

A snapshot of our work in progress that reflect the whakapapa, significant people places and taonga.  We have evolved the concept of Pou and Totem Poles from Indigenous NZ Maori and Native American Indians. We are making a decision on adding mixed media like paua for eyes. Stand by

Kia orana, this week is the beginning of culminating our research on indigenous art forms and symbols. Students are opting to use either timber panels or linen canvas to bring their original representations of their personal stories in the forms of a Native American Totem pole or NZ Maori Pou.  This week we begin to…

Kia orana, this week is the beginning of culminating our research on indigenous art forms and symbols. Students are opting to use either timber panels or linen canvas to bring their original representations of their personal stories in the forms of a Native American Totem pole or NZ Maori Pou.  This week we begin to plan our master pieces that will entail using paint, oil sticks, indian ink, nikau palms, paua, harekeke , and sculpture mould  so stand by for progress photos

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This week students are learning how to identify Native American symbols. Recognising them in artworks such as totem poles and being able to translate theses symbols into legends and stories that represented indigenous people who lived out in the open. Students were challenged to draw comparisons between Indigenous NZ Maori, Australian Aboriginal and Native American…

This week students are learning how to identify Native American symbols. Recognising them in artworks such as totem poles and being able to translate theses symbols into legends and stories that represented indigenous people who lived out in the open.

Students were challenged to draw comparisons between Indigenous NZ Maori, Australian Aboriginal and Native American symbols and research why the symbols were used.

How many can you identify?

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Today the first official Tech classes commenced. Students from each class have been divided into 3 groups/ropu. In Design tech students were challenged to translate our school pepeha into graphics symbols and texts. We are unpacking the Maori kupu Turangawaewae and Tangatawhenua. In this inquiry we examine our local geographical features and our relationship and…

Today the first official Tech classes commenced. Students from each class have been divided into 3 groups/ropu. In Design tech students were challenged to translate our school pepeha into graphics symbols and texts. We are unpacking the Maori kupu Turangawaewae and Tangatawhenua. In this inquiry we examine our local geographical features and our relationship and interdependence we have historically and today with these.

Students today discovered that indigenous people use similar symbols to represent the elements and environment. Aboriginal paintings that tell a story are underway, watch this space….

 

 

 

 

Welcome back to our year 8 tamariki and a big hope your first day at Kerehana went well to our new year 7 whanau. Lots of students did an orientation wander today and popped into visit in their respective new rooms. Please know that the Design room is always open and come visit me, tell…

Welcome back to our year 8 tamariki and a big hope your first day at Kerehana went well to our new year 7 whanau. Lots of students did an orientation wander today and popped into visit in their respective new rooms. Please know that the Design room is always open and come visit me, tell me about your holidays and check out our Technology rooms.

Happy week 1 everyone. 🙂

 

 

As students are learning about preserving evidence, in Design Tech they are using clay to transfer the designs on the plaster tiles created in the first term. This will then be fired – a replica / copy of the original in a more durable media. Last week we celebrated new learning by presenting the co-operative…

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As students are learning about preserving evidence, in Design Tech they are using clay to transfer the designs on the plaster tiles created in the first term. This will then be fired – a replica / copy of the original in a more durable media.

Last week we celebrated new learning by presenting the co-operative mini Inquiry’s. Some were digital, others posters and even a skit! KIS tamariki now have an understanding of the culture, art and  migration of the Lapita peoples.

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Kia orana and welcome back to what will be a whirl wind last term. Our fourth term consists of mixed media Design and Chop Shop experiences. Clay, glass, harekeke and timber will be combined to construct unique taonga and gifts. Our school wide inquiry has students in Technology examining how plaster and clay have preserved…

Kia orana and welcome back to what will be a whirl wind last term.

Our fourth term consists of mixed media Design and Chop Shop experiences. Clay, glass, harekeke and timber will be combined to construct unique taonga and gifts.

Our school wide inquiry has students in Technology examining how plaster and clay have preserved information/evidence both historically and today in a Forensic Science context.

 

Congratulations to the Design students this term.. Ask them what a supply chain is! Did you know Oxfam set up THE BIG TEN. The 10 largest food and beverage companies in the world are under pressure to ensure their products are manufactured considering all of these factors. WORKERS, WOMEN, FARMERS, CLIMATE, LAND , WATER  and…

Congratulations to the Design students this term..

Ask them what a supply chain is!

Did you know Oxfam set up THE BIG TEN.

The 10 largest food and beverage companies in the world are under pressure to ensure their products are manufactured considering all of these factors.

WORKERS, WOMEN, FARMERS, CLIMATE, LAND , WATER  and TRANSPARENCY .

Clink on this link,  https://www.behindthebrands.org/

Choose a product, find out who makes it and how this company scores.We’ve looked at the biggest food companies’ policies on issues from water to women, the way they expect their suppliers to behave on these issues, and what they do to measure and improve their impact on every worker and farmer who makes their ingredients. After 3 years of campaigning your pressure is making a difference. People have taken over 700,000 actions demanding more from the Big Ten companies and their scores are starting to improve – but all of them still need to do more to make the global food system work for all.

Decide if you will continue to buy it or change . You have the power, without you the Big 10 are not so big.  So show them you’re passionate about supporting farmers and the planet, they will listen.

 

 

 

 

 

CHEAT PANINPOPO’S this week. Too cool to work with yeast and limited time. Innovative thinking, quick, super easy and consensus is just as gooood! Also a big thankyou you to the AWESOME GLENDENE year 6 tamariki who came to experience the Visual Art and Technology at KIS this week. We were so impressed with the…

CHEAT PANINPOPO’S this week. Too cool to work with yeast and limited time.

Innovative thinking, quick, super easy and consensus is just as gooood!

Also a big thankyou you to the AWESOME GLENDENE year 6 tamariki who came to experience the Visual Art and Technology at KIS this week. We were so impressed with the leadership and support you showed each other.

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Continuing on with the rice theme this week….baking cocoa just isn’t the same as Samoan koko. BUT we know how it is cultivated and created some innovative recipes pimping up  traditional sushi to make desert sushi with creamy rice and treats. #THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX!   TRANSITION DAY 2016 was a whirl wind again,…

Continuing on with the rice theme this week….baking cocoa just isn’t the same as Samoan koko. BUT we know how it is cultivated and created some innovative recipes pimping up  traditional sushi to make desert sushi with creamy rice and treats.

#THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX!

 

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TRANSITION DAY 2016 was a whirl wind again, a food technology hit with almost 150 year six students making KEREHANA COOKIES, BAKEDAND BRANDED with our very own school logo

 

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I’m not sure if any teriyaki chicken, tuna or vegetarian sushi made it home, but do ask your child about the cultural and historical origins of this now fast food that has evolved from fermented rice to preserve fish back in the 8th Century!    

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I’m not sure if any teriyaki chicken, tuna or vegetarian sushi made it home, but do ask your child about the cultural and historical origins of this now fast food that has evolved from fermented rice to preserve fish back in the 8th Century!

 

 

Kia orana It is great to be back from the Cook Islands, and it was also a treat to do something  creative whilst there such as these beautiful screenprinting projects. I also had the privilege of relieving in a few local village school, where the students taught me! This term we are investigating how historical…

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It is great to be back from the Cook Islands, and it was also a treat to do something  creative whilst there such as these beautiful screenprinting projects. I also had the privilege of relieving in a few local village school, where the students taught me!

This term we are investigating how historical and cultural dishes and recipes have evolved over time given factors such as technology, economics, knowledge, availability of produce/ingredients and even where we are placed in the world.

The students will create an innovative alternative that retains the character of a product while ensuring that it meets the healthier option criteria. So do look out for the odd treat that may make it home!

 

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This term Miss Napa is away in her Paradise, the Cook Islands and while she is away Miss Tuaoi is teaching food technology. Food technology is a mix of students learning about how food fuels energy for our bodies, the pros and cons of how technology can genetically modify our food, how we use measurement and time…

This term Miss Napa is away in her Paradise, the Cook Islands and while she is away Miss Tuaoi is teaching food technology. Food technology is a mix of students learning about how food fuels energy for our bodies, the pros and cons of how technology can genetically modify our food, how we use measurement and time to prepare and change cooking and how we can be creative when cooking.

Before we get too carried away with critically thinking about food we need to cover the basics so for week 1 students learnt how to make scones and adapt what they can add to these, in week 2 students learnt which vegetables are best cooked in a quiche. Here’s a sneak peak!

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Kia orana So this term although 11 weeks was jam packed with our usual over ambitious Technology Inquiry. Our Glass Taonga are all but complete, the plaster and silica blocks are reflective of culturally significant designs and patterns and etched skillfully. The last stage is for the glass to be slumped in our school kiln…

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So this term although 11 weeks was jam packed with our usual over ambitious Technology Inquiry. Our Glass Taonga are all but complete, the plaster and silica blocks are reflective of culturally significant designs and patterns and etched skillfully. The last stage is for the glass to be slumped in our school kiln so that is takes on the relief surface of the images.

Watch this space… !

  Students use the Inquiry process of questioning, discovering, researching, sharing and celebrating to create a product that is unique. Often students will start with an everyday product and modify it to make it better than it was before, recreate an item to make it unique to the owner, or take an item with an…

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Students use the Inquiry process of questioning, discovering, researching, sharing and celebrating to create a product that is unique. Often students will start with an everyday product and modify it to make it better than it was before, recreate an item to make it unique to the owner, or take an item with an existing problem and use problem solving strategies to work the issues out.

Students use the Inquiry process of questioning, discovering, researching, sharing and celebrating to create a product that is unique. Often students will start with an everyday product and modify it to make it better than it was before, recreate an item to make it unique to the owner, or take an item with an existing…

Students use the Inquiry process of questioning, discovering, researching, sharing and celebrating to create a product that is unique. Often students will start with an everyday product and modify it to make it better than it was before, recreate an item to make it unique to the owner, or take an item with an existing problem and use problem solving strategies to work the issues out.