- Connected – students will share ideas and make connections between their world and the world of the art museum.
- Actively involved – producing text for artworks art works that can then be loaded onto the web – students share their views with everyone that visits the Rita Angus website nationally and internationally.
- Lifelong learners - investigating art works and applying skills of interpretation and review helps students to develop critical and creative thinking skills.
- High expectations – students have the opportunity to share their work with wide audiences and be rewarded for excellence with a weekly selection of the best label text entered. Students can challenge themselves to improve their skills and enter as many labels as they wish.
- Learning to learn - students reflect on their own learning and that of others through the process of refining their own work.
- Coherence - students make links to other curriculum areas (particularly English and Social Sciences) through the study of the artists life and how to communicate to others about artwork.
- Excellence - students are encouraged to aim high producing high quality labels to publish online.
- Innovation, inquiry and curiosity - students are encouraged to think critically, creatively and reflectively throughout the process.
- Respect - students are encouraged to review each others work giving positive feedback and suggestions for improvement practicing respectful communication with their peers.
- Thinking - students will critically analyse visual and written information about selected art works, synthesizing the information to produce their own response.
- Using language, symbols and texts - students will unlock the specific vocabulary used in art to establish an informed opinion on art works and be able to communicate about those works to their peers.
- Managing self - students will work to present an artwork label within a defined time frame.
- Relating to others and participating and contributing - students will interact with their classmates in small groups to investigate information and give each other feed back.
Focus Learning Area
The Arts – Visual Arts
- UC - Understanding the Arts in Context
- CI - Communicating and Interpreting
Additional Learning Areas
- English Listening, Reading, and Viewing
- Speaking, Writing, and Presenting
- Social Studies Place and Environment
- recognise Rita Angus as one of New Zealand's most significant artists
- be able to identify some of the stylish conventions that Angus employs
- be able to identity at least four iconic Angus artworks
- understand the function and importance of artwork labels
- be able to create label text for at least one Angus artwork