In term one, the Senior School learnt how to mihi in Maori and introduce ourselves appropriately in English (using the 'Language of Success'). We also created 'visual mihimihi' artwork to accompany our speeches (mihi). Each visual mihimihi had to have four parts to it:
1) A self portrait
2) A koru design that represents our whanau
3) A place of significance to us
4) A piece that represents our culture.
We also had to explain why we chose to draw the artwork/image and how it was significant to us. Those of us who spoke clearly and confidently, and memorised our mihi, scored well on our rubric. Take a look at some of our finished artworks and tell us what you think about them.