Tuesday, December 14, 2010

To those traveling on Air NZ this month

Those traveling with Air New Zealand this month can enjoy the inflight magazine.... featuring our own Roger Thompson.  Mr. Thompson's "Green Car" that has been seen at Kuranui, will be featured on Waiheke Island as part of their sculpture exhibition.  Headlining in the magazine you can see his work on the full page and everything!  So check out the magazine, and check out the car if you are in Waiheke.  It looks amazing.

Mr. Thompson's "Green Car", part of the Waiheke Island Sculpture Exhibit

Monday, December 13, 2010

"Artificial Sun" and "I am Giant"

"I Am Giant" are starting to announce the bands chosen to open for them.  I would like to implore ALL readers of this blog to get over to their facebook page, like it, and vote "Artificial Sun for Tauranga".  Just copy and paste that line onto their wall.

Pleasey pleasey.

It would be a fantastic opportunity for the boys.  If they get the gig, we will organise a last-minute road trip!

"I Am Giant" on Facebook

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

"I am Giant" and "Artificial Sun"

The band "I am Giant" is currently searching for an opening act.

Our boys from "Artificial Sun" are keenly pursuing the gig.  Personally, I think they would rock the party, the boat, and your socks off. 

The campaign is being run through Facebook.

Please follow the link below and leave a message voting for "Artificial Sun".

Vote "Artificial Sun" to open for "I am Giant".

Friday, December 3, 2010

Scholarship in 2011

In the Arts Department, we have had success in the past in Scholarship assessments.  This year we were thrilled to have both Barney and Christina attempt the Scholarship Drama examination performance.  And there is good news for next year as well.

In 2011, Dance and Samoan join the ranks of subjects with Scholarship examinations.

When paying your exam fees, you get 3 Scholarship exams in the package for free.  I recommend that everyone take at least 1 Scholarship class, because it is a good experience, improves your skills, and costs you nothing.  Scholarship awards are given out in amounts from $500 to $6,000.

The subjects offered in the Arts at Kuranui where you can attempt Scholarship in 2011 are:
  • Art History
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • French
  • Music 
  • Te Reo Maori
  • Visual Arts – Design
  • Visual Arts – Painting
  • Visual Arts – Printmaking
  • Visual Arts – Photography
  • Visual Arts – Sculpture
The best part about Arts Scholarship examinations is that the exams are prepared.  In Dance and Drama, there will be a performance of your choice.  The Visual Arts include portfolios prepared as part of a course of study over the year.

Whatever you chose, think seriously about taking a Scholarship subject or two.... the advantages far outweigh the difficulties.