Ann Ferguson

Eye on Nature garment proudly displayed

On Thursday 13 June 2024 the Beautification Trust held their annual Eye on Nature Wearable Arts competition for primary, intermediate and secondary students. Year 12 student Em-J Abuyan participated alongside 90 other students from various schools.  This year’s theme was ‘Act Local – Growing with Te Taiao’, which focused on local conservation and restoration initiatives […]

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Alumni: Leitu Taulisi’s scholarship art showcased

In 2023, Year 13 student, Leitu Taulisi, a passionate art enthusiast, gained significant recognition by winning the Photography section of the Howick Youth Council’s Visual Arts Showcase. Her success continued as Leitu received a Scholarship for her Sculpture external submission, where she explored her family, history and culture. Leitu’s Sculpture submission has also been selected

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Polyfest strengthens student’s spirits

Polyfest is an annual, four-day event held in Manukau’s Sport Bowl that showcases traditional dances, music, and songs from different Pacific Island cultures from Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Niue, and Māori.  It caters for 100,000 visitors each year and involves a competition for secondary schools in Auckland, aimed at showcasing cultural identity and bringing schools

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