On Thursday 28th of July Rise UP Academy held their first Art Exhibition and auction. The students were able to design and create a piece of artwork through the N.Z Curriculum Learning area ‘The Arts and Visual Arts strand. The context for the art work aligned with the School-wide theme ‘Creative Native’ and the component of Te Reo Maori art. It was a great success and many of our whanau and community were able to support and purchase their child’s artwork through individual bidding. We also had a group of gifted art students who worked alongside Andrew Letiu and Leanne Seniloli and produced artwork that was functional and displayed around the school. We are very proud of the talents our students continue to display in the area of Visual Arts.