Meet our Owlets
Meet our Owlets! As part of the Haier Big Hoot 2018, we are lucky enough to be hosting 6 lovely little owlets from local schools in our area. Read below to meet Luna, Nocturnowl, Reflections on Maungawhau, Ruru, The Night Owl and We All Had a Hand In This.
LUNA - Edendale Primary
Meet Luna, Edendale Primary School's Owlet. Luna is a collaborative collage of a ruru or morepork, a wise kaitiaki cloaked in the protective "feathers" of almost 700 small hands. The Edendale Owl represents togetherness through a simple act: our entire school community is holding hands.
NOCTURNOWL - Marist School
Meet the Marist School Owlet “Nocturnowl”. Inspired by the stained glass window of St Marys Church, the school’s parish and an important part of the schools ethos. This lovely little owlet is decorated in all things “Kiwiana” and truly reflects what it means to be a kiwi.
REFLECTIONS ON MAUNGAWHAU - Mt Eden Normal Primary
Mt Eden Normal Primary school sits in the shadow of Maungawhau. Their owlet design was inspired by the patterns and colours of its flora, and the rainbows that crowns its summit. The design also acknowledges the Maori history of our local area.
RURU - Point Chevalier School
Point Chevalier students care deeply about what makes New Zealand unique. One of the school's favourite waiata is 'Te Ruru'. Children at the school were inspired by this beautiful song to create a majestic owl guarding over Tāne Mahuta's forest. Look carefully to spot Tāne Mahuta, other special New Zealand birds and even the Matariki stars.
THE NIGHT OWL - Gladstone Primary
Throughout 2017, Gladstone Primary New Entrant children focused on Turangawaewae - our place to stand, so it was important the schools ruru reflect its bicultural heritage. The students noted the 'koruru' appeared on 10cent piece’s so the idea of ko (mask) ruru (owl) became a focus for the children who suggested the ruru needed to wear a mask, which reflects the owelt's wonderful blue glasses.
WE ALL HAD A HAND IN THIS - Central Auckland Specialist School
Auckland Specialist School's Owlet was inspired by New Zealand’s Ruru (morepork), which helped form the colours of the eyes, feathers and feet. The students took an active role in the design by tracing their hands and painting them to create the feathers. The finished owl truly represents the many talents of the students at Auckland Specialist School.