Multi Cultural Festival 2017

Multi Cultural Festival 2017

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Welcome to Matua Mana & Matua Jay

This term we are very lucky and excited to now have 2 tutors coming to support our Kapa Haka group. Matua Jay and Matua Mana joined us on Tuesday and we had a great time practicing a few waiata that we have learnt over the past year and we also began learning a new waiata-a-ringa. We have also had many new students join the group recently and we are looking forward to all the new knowledge and opportunities that will come from having this amazing support in our group

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Hangi Preparation

Students were all very busy preparing for the celebration - there was stuffing to be made, vegetables to peel and puddings to bake! Working together with our wonderful helpers, we were able to get everything ready to go into the hangi pit before performing a small concert for our kindy friends.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Matariki performance

Students were very proud to welcome their whanau to our Matariki celebration and perform the waiata and haka that we have been working hard to learn this term.

We hope you all enjoyed our performance and celebrating Matariki with us.

Thursday, 22 June 2017


Celebration day on Friday!! We are so looking forward to spending this time with our whanau and friends. The Kapa Haka group has been very busy this term, learning a Matariki waiata which has helped us to learn the names of the stars and also learning a waiata-a-ringa, Toro Mai To Ringa. This waiata is about love, remembrance and friendship. Our haka group have also been busy learning a haka which they will perform for the first time at the school assembly.

All the Kapa Haka students are looking forward to helping prepare for our celebration and will have a chance to help in the kitchen, organise the tables, see how the food is cooked and prepare it to go into the ground.

If all students can please be back at school at 4.40pm so that they have time to get changed before their 5pm performance.

Nga Mihi,
Mrs Mainey

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Matariki Celebration

Kia Ora,

Term 2 has begun and it is lovely to have some new students keen to join our group :) We are beginning to learn 3 waiata for our Matariki celebration - Nga Tamariki  o Matariki, Toro Mai to ringa and Te Marama i te Po Nei. We are also hoping to learn a karakia which we can then use during our celebration.

The celebration is going to be held on Friday 23rd June at 5.00pm. We will hold a concert to share our waiata with you all and then we invite you to join us for a hangi meal. Students will be helping to prepare the meal throughout the day.

We are also looking for boys who may be keen to join an after school group learning haka. We are hoping to begin this soon and it will be held on Tuesdays from 3.15 - 4pm. Please let me know if you are interested.

Nga mihi
Mrs Mainey

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Multi cultural Festival

A huge thank you to all the students who performed and to all the whanau who came along and supported us! It was a beautiful day and our group did an amazing job representing Waiau Pa School for the first time at the Festival. 

It has been a huge effort for many of our students to learn two new waiata in the short time that we have had together and I am super proud of their efforts. 
Next term we will begin learning 2 more waiata, and hopefully have tutors for the boys Haka group. We look forward to sharing these with our whanau at the Matariki celebrations.