Multi Cultural Festival 2017

Multi Cultural Festival 2017

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.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Assembly performance

Today we performed for the first time for our school. We were all a little bit nervous but it was fantastic to get up on stage and show our school how we have been preparing for the Multi cultural festival.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Multi-Cultural Festival

Thank you to everyone who has confirmed their participation in the upcoming festival. We are really looking forward to our performance and to sharing what we have been busy learning this term.
Important Information:
When: Saturday 1st April 2017
Where: Pukekohe Intermediate School
Time: Our performance is scheduled for between 5.30 - 6pm so students need to meet backstage at 5pm to get ready in their costumes. The cultural performances for the festival begin at 3.30pm and everyone is welcome to come early and watch these.

See you on Saturday!

Nga Mihi,
Mrs Mainey

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Kia Ora and Welcome to 2017

The Waiau Pa Kapa Haka group is beginning it's practices again as we learn two new waiata in preparation for the Franklin Multi Cultural Festival which is being held at the end of the term. It was really pleasing to see last years students returning to the group and to welcome new students as well. Practices will be held on Tuesdays during lunch time and we are looking for someone who may be able to support us with either playing the guitar or helping to learn the actions for our waiata a ringa. Please get in touch if you or someone you know might like to come along to practices.
Nga Mihi,
Mrs Mainey

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Term 4

Welcome back to Term 4!

This term we will be continuing to learn E Toru Nga Mea and He Honere as well as Purea Nei. Videos and lyrics will be posted so that students can continue to practice at home. Now that Mrs Billinghurst has gone away on her adventures abroad we are in need of someone to come along and play the guitar with us while we practice - if you know of anyone who may be able to come and join us on a Tuesday from 1-1.30 please email me on

Nga mihi
Mrs Mainey

Friday, 17 June 2016

Matariki Celebration

A huge thank you to everyone who came along to our Matariki Celebration last night! It was fantastic to have the opportunity for the students to show what that they have learnt and practiced this year.

We were super excited to wear our costumes for the first time and it was really great to be able to enjoy a meal together once the concert was finished.

A BIG thank you to the team behind preparing the meal, helping to set up / pack up and to everyone who helped to create our awesome costumes!

We have lots of exciting things planned for the rest of the year so keep an eye on the blog for the new waiata and haka so you can practice at home.

Nga mihi,
Mrs Mainey