Monday, April 20, 2009

Visual Mihimihi

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.


  1. Room 18- WOW!
    I love this movie. Firstly its added something to have presenters explain the entire process (or the success criteria) and to have it on display at the start was wonderful. Follow that up with the students/artists themselves discussing their own work and this just works so well on many different levels. Wonderful work and a good idea that I might just borrow next term in my classroom!
    Mr Webb and Room 8, Melville Intermediate, Hamilton, Waikato.

  2. Hi Room 18. Your visual mihimihi are stunning. I can see you all reflected on your success criteria and found unique ways of achieving them. You have also used your skills to compose your mihimihi to showcase your artistic talents and personal pride.Your presenters spoke clearly and at a good pace.
    Mrs Boyer

  3. Fakaalofa Lahi Atu Room 18,
    Your work is amazing. I liked how you explained what was important to you. It was great to see Xin Hao's panda and Blessing's animal (was it a goat?) in their pieces of art. I look forward to seeing more of your work on your blog.

    Miss Lavakula

  4. Hey the work you are producing is wonderful and very interesting. The visual mihi sound and look fantatic! Our class all agree that we could some of your cool ideas in our own art work next term. Well done and we will check what else you have been doing .

    room 16 at Grey Lynn School

  5. Hi,
    We like your work very much!
    Well done!We'll try to follow your idea in our class.

  6. JD Rm 4 Summerland PrimaryApril 30, 2009 at 8:35 PM

    these are awesome Mihi and visual Mihimihi - I really liked them and enjoyed the video - keep it up guys

  7. Hi Room 1,

    I really enjoyed your movie because it clearly showed all aspects of the things you have been learning as well as your creative talents.
    Well done.

    Love from Mrs Jarman

  8. OMG! that is sooooooooo cool.I like how you made your mihi mihi visual. That really gave me an idea on where you came from. I really liked the Panda . SO CUTE!

  9. yer..awsome
    rm 11 students are pretty inspired and impressed by this.sounds cool can wait to try!

  10. Tu meke room 18 your Mihimihi was the bomb aw

  11. Room 18-WOW!
    I love this movie.The terrain of those mihimihi so good.

    Hopefully you are all artist when you grow up.


  12. Hey Room 18
    I think you were the firt class to finish your mihimihi.your self portrate look real.I think your guy look quilty.

  13. That was so coo i really like it .
    my class as been doing our visual mihimhih with miss wood.

  14. Hi, I was just doing a quick internet search this morning to see what I could find on visual mihi. I was excited and impressed to come across your blog. Gave me heaps of neat ideas. Thanks so much

  15. Hi guys my name is Faith,
    this is the greatest idea ever you guys are the BOMB!!!!

    ROOM 21 ROCKZ!!!

    By FAITH