Kaikohe Intermediate School
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The renovation of a classroom at Kaikohe Intermediate School was
the ideal oppportunity to ensure that the design of the carpet
layout reflected the local personality. Eleven year 8
students did two workshops to do just that resulting in this design
being realised. They took inspiration from the tukutuku
panels in their marae and the stories they know from their
ancestors to develop the concept.
In the words of the students, "The green represents papatuanuku
(the land), and our muanga (firstborn) and life. The blue
means ranginui (the sky). The grey is all about the
people. Each tile represents each person that has been there
before and also those who will come after us. The poutama
pattern represents the stairway to heaven and learning. Each
step means you are getting better each day and moving up".
The students used Shaw Pacific Waimean Volcanic,
teamed with Hyper Green and Hyper Blue to
complete the look.
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