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  • Activities and Competitions

    Organizing activities and competitions can be fun but there are times you need some fresh input. In the activity drop-down menu below, you can find heaps of ideas. What about a Paper Plane Competition?
  • Activities

  • TIP: Think inside the hat!

    Party hats, store-bought or made from pages of an old book or scrap paper are very useful for a display. You can staple the hat to the board as a container for whatever you want to showcase. Or hang them in front of the board filled with little notes, poems, toy animals or whatever takes your fancy
  • TIP: Staple at an angle

    Removing old display items will be much easier when you hold the stapler at an angle when you tack items to the board. The staples will stick out at one side - perfect to get hold of and pull them out when you change displays.
  • TIP: Use a glue gun

    Glue guns are the most fantastic tools for creating displays. You can attach all sorts of materials like hard plastic, metal, fabric and everything else you can think off. Be careful with your fingers (blow - blow) the glue is very hot and you easily get blisters
  • TIP: Create a 3D effect!

    Create a 3D effect by hanging objects in front of the display board, like fish in a Sea Life display or lanterns in a Spring or Garden display.
  • TIP: Don’t overdue it!

    Too much text, images or books on display too close together distract the eye. It all becomes a blur. Each object needs its own space. Think of a shop window that is more than full with appliances, you can’t distinguish one object from the other, while carefully placed objects attract the attention.

International Languages Week

The language people acquire is very important to how they view and organize the world around them……


Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou
ka ora ai te iwi
With your food basket and my food basket
the people will thrive


                                                               Fallen stars
                                      “For my part I know nothing with any certainty,
                                           but the sight of the star makes me dream"

                                                            Vincent van Gogh

What you need:

  • Books in different languages
  • Dolls, groceries or items representing different cultures
  • Copied images from a variety of countries
     Talofa. Afio Mai!       Vær så god        pishtaku

What to do:

  • Get your language teachers or HOD's in the right mood and beg, borrow or nick some items from their departments that represent countries, folklore and language…..

  • Dust off that bottle of Menthe, shake out the Spanish dress or take that fur bull by the horns that has been on the shelf for month. Give it a new life!



How switching language can change your personality

……"It is known that people in general can switch between different ways of interpreting events and feelings – a phenomenon known as frame shifting. But researchers say their work shows that bilingual people that are active in two different cultures do it more readily, and that language is the trigger….." (source: Journal of Consumer Research)



Have fun with creating a multi-cultural display that represents the fantastic range of people, languages and cultural heritage. You can't make it tooooo wild!!!!

   Because…..it will be: Hunky dory

                   (Everything's fine)



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