Sunday, June 21, 2015

Matariki - Maori New Year

By Coralie Walton

Another fabulous Matariki display from Heretaunga. Thanks for sharing Coralie.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Matariki - Maori New Year

By Jacqueline Gardner-Cook & Courtney Newman

Two of our students created this display for Matariki, we love Jacqueline's painting!
I attached some stars onto a boring black post and now we are ready to celebrate Maori New Year!

If you don't know much about Matariki you can find some details here:

Ko te whānau o Matariki: Matariki Education Resource - Te Papa: The Museum of New Zealand

Sunday, June 14, 2015

150 years of Alice in Wonderland 1865 - 2015

By Gabrielle Karsai

Thanks to Gabrielle for sharing this delightful display celebrating 150 years of Alice in Wonderland.
Here are her comments:
'To celebrate Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland turning 150 this year I put together a display of images illustrating how Alice has been portrayed over that time. I borrowed my daughter’s copy of Robert Sabuda’s gorgeous pop-up edition of Alice, and created a tea-party around it (I even found a little china dormouse to pop out of a teapot!). As always I am also running a colouring-in competition (girls are never too old to colour-in). Over several lunchtimes we screened Disney’s original Alice movie, followed by Tim Burton’s adaptation (guess which one was more popular)'.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Samoan Language Week: 24-30 May 2015

By Sia Fuauli & Anri Kitamura

We are preparing to celebrate Samoan Language week here at Horowhenua College. Didn't the girls do a great job?

Monday, May 11, 2015

New Zealand Music Month 2015

By Christine Hurst

Christine was inspired to create this awesome display from a picture on Pintrest. It was interesting to hear that many of her students had not seen records before and couldn't believe they were so big and that you had to turn them over to hear all the songs!
Thanks for sharing Christine!

Monday, April 27, 2015

ANZAC Day 2015

By Gabrielle Karsai

Thanks to Gabrielle, from Parramatta NSW, for sharing her 2015 ANZAC display. It has a personal touch this year with an emphasis on how war has affected families within the school community. She particularly focused on the written word and the importance of letters, both for the person far from their loved ones and for those waiting at home. 
I'm sure it was extremely interesting and informative for all involved.

Monday, April 20, 2015

National Poetry Month

By Rose Hopkins-LaRocco

Thanks to Rose for this fabulous interactive display for National Poetry Month. 
I love the creative use of a bookshelf space for the display.
Details of National Poetry Month 2015 can be found here: National Poetry Month (America)

Time to GEAR UP up for our new Catalog!

By Donna Powers

No better way to introduce a new computer system! 
Thanks for this spectacular display Donna, it will certainly gain the attention of your patrons.

Sunday, April 19, 2015


By Sally

I just love this clever display by Sally from Christchurch, New Zealand. 
It was a joint effort with students and members of the public - a great way to bring the joint (school & public) community together. The poppies are all knitted, crocheted, or sewn. 
I bet it has a huge impact on everyone who sees it, it's really impressive! 
Well done Sally and thanks for sharing it.

Reading helps the mind Bloom!

By Denise Borck

A gorgeous Spring display that just makes you want to pick up a book! Thanks for sharing Denise!