9 Whakairo Poroiwi (Bone Carving)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Apanui

The general aim of this course is to introduce students to the wonderful world of Whakairo Koiwi. The course is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop a skillbase required for whakairo whilst also being sensitive to the cultural significance of the forms being created and the tikanga behind certain rituals. 

Course Overview

Term 1
Health and safety
-Health & Safety
-Te Whare o Aronui
-Inquiry - Hei Toki

Design and create a taonga
-Function of Equipment

Assembling and Finishing



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