The arts are powerful forms of expression that recognise, value, and contribute to the unique bicultural and multicultural character of Aotearoa New Zealand, enriching the lives of all New Zealanders. (MOE, 2007)
Look Good and Smell Good too? Year 7 & 8 - Mrs Twentyman
Come and discover how you can look after your body and the planet at the same time. Did you know that a lot of everyday body care products contain ingredients that could be harmful to us or the environment? Create your own fun and funky personal body care kit by trialling and testing products using natural and non- harmful ingredients.
The Lab: Music, Dance and Drama Years 7 - 10 - Matua Dujon
Welcome to The Lab: a place of exploring and experimenting with music, dance & drama.
Our main 2 projects include making Podcasts (includes song composition, recording, web publishing etc) and
creating a dance piece for Youtube (includes choreography, video making etc) with the help of iPads, HJHS
equipment and your creativity!
Optical Illusion Art Year 7 & 8 - Mrs van Vuuren
...prepare to be amazed “To portray something that does not exist, one has to present it in a perfectly ordinary, everyday way.” Escher. We are going to reproduce illusions like this on posters using different designs. It can be a simple patterned illusion or one that shows more than one picture. Or bring along your own ideas.
Changing Rooms Textiles Year 7 & 8 – Mrs Scarle
Thinking about a career working with soft materials? Considering Interior design as an option? Then this might
be the option for you. Calling all budding interior designers who have a sense of style and flair and who would
like to explore interior design and soft furnishings. Over a period of 8 weeks we will makeover the HJHS staff
room – creating a more relaxing, peaceful and colourful place to be for our teachers!
Electronics Technology Year 7 - 10 – Mr Harrison
Each student will learn the basic theory of electronics and have the chance to use a multi-meter (which an electrician uses) to measure voltage and current. The first main project is to make an FM radio. You can make a boat which propels itself on water! You can easily convert the boat into a car.
Media Arts Year 9 & 10 - Whaea Iessha
Are you interested in creating your own advertisement for television OR radio? Do you know what goes into
making a great advertisement for magazines, radio or television? Do you know how to sell products?
You will: Use a variety of different technologies to create advertisements, Learn about ‘good advertising’. Create a variety of different advertisements for products.
The Power of Liquid Gold! Year 9 & 10 - Mrs Twentyman
Discover the enormous benefits of Honey. Explore the important role that bees, and their liquid gold, play in our lives. Come and stimulate your taste buds whilst journeying through heaps of honeys health benefits. Its usefulness and the goodness it can bring into your everyday practical life is unbeeelievable!
Art NCEA Level 1 Portfolio workshop Year 9 & 10 – Mrs van Vuuren
Want to impress your Year 11 School and be in charge of your own direction in life? We will work on refining your talents and use the 16 weeks to build a portfolio that displays your strengths in Visual Arts.
Textiles Yr 9 & 10 – Mrs Scarle
Want to know more about where your clothes come from? Ever thought about the people who make them? Fair Textiles may be the option for you – We will be designing and making a t-shirt with a logo on it that carries a Fair Trade message. Fair Trade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. Jump on board, learn more about Fair Trade and make a difference to the world you live in.