Friday, February 26, 2010

Powhiri

Thank you so much to the students, staff and parents who were involved in this. You were amazing! The waiata sounded awesome.

Thank you Baz Smith, Mr Western and Mr Turrell for doing the whaikorero, it is not easy to stand up and speak to several hundred people in Maori. Ka pai to whaikorero koutou.

Lucia, Zac, Leilani and Samantha- ka pai to karanga koutou. You spent so much time practising your karanga and it sounded superb.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Tangata Whenua Waiata 2

E tu kahikatea

E tu kahikatea
Hei whakapai ururoa
Awhi mai awhi atu
Tatou tatou e

video

Translation:
Stand like the kahikatea (tree)
To brave the storms
Embrace one another
We are one together

Manuhiri Waiata 1

E toru nga mea

E toru nga mea
Nga mea nu nui
E kī ana
Te Paipera
Whakapono
Tumanako
Ko te mea nui
Ko te aroha.
video

Manuhiri 2

Te Aroha
Te Whakapono
Me te rangimarie
Tatou tatou e
video

Monday, February 15, 2010

Learning your mihi

Kia ora koutou
Many of you will be practising your mihi in your classes this term. Here are two examples of students doing their mihi, it might help you to learn yours!
Kia kaha!

Mihi 2

Mihi

Helen Clarke is welcomed to the United Nations

Wednesday, February 3, 2010