DESIGN ELEMENT

1. Natural materials and a natural design aesthetic

DESCRIPTION

A design focus that references Te Ao Tūroa and wherever possible uses natural materials, including example, sand, pebbles, water and wood

PURPOSE AND EXPLANATION OF MECHANISM

  • To provide children with a connection to the natural world, and all the benefits that provides

  • To connect tamariki to Te Ao Tūroa

  • To stimulate the senses

  • To provide opportunities to better connect whānau and community with the kura

  • To build mana whenua and allow tamariki to reference their own whakapapa

  • To engender an environmental ethic