This year our school has been open for 60 years. We wanted this window in time captured: our motto “Kia Kaha” (Have Courage), the tools for learning that we use, our connections with the wider community, and our sense of belonging. This was brought to life through the skills of Bruce Maxwell, our artist.
Art and creativity have been with me since I can remember. As a child I was always drawing and sketching.
My mixed heritage is similar to many in this country being of Maori (Te Arawa, Ngati Rangiwewehi) and European (Scottish/English)
I am a self-taught artist and have worked in a variety of media, currently acrylics.
Though for many years I worked as a Graphic/multimedia designer.
My earlier works were based on what I was doing and seeing at the time, surfing, water the land and exploring working in different media, which has developed into my own symbolism and style.
My art is about my journey through life, the past, present and possibly the future.
It is about old and new, ancestry, nature and spiritualism and many other things.
My work is varied, but so is life.
David Street School
Our school tree represents our growth as learners, the nourishment needed and the seasons of change. This is also supported by our three teams within the school: Kowhai (senior), Kauri (middle) and Kahikatea (junior). These are also depicted along with the people and the environment we live in.
We are located approximately one kilometre from the CBD and have a roll of 450 students.
Our thanks goes to the Lion Foundation