Monday, 9 April 2018

Whaea Hannah's Getting Married!

Our lovely Whaea Hannah is getting married this Friday 13th (!) and to celebrate Hato Ōpani surprised her by dressing her up in a beautiful purple veil and TTRR performed a haka. In true Hato Ōpani style, she was also sprinkled with glitter. Luckily she was outside!
All the best of luck for Whaea Hannah and Matt on their wedding day.


Sunday, 18 March 2018

Rehua Marae

I tērā Rāhina i haere mātou ko Ngā Kiwi ki te marae o Te Whatumanawa Māoritanga o Rehua. He rangi paki, he rangi ātaahua. I āta titiro tātou ki ngā whakairo me ngā tukutuku ki roto i te wharenui. Nō mātou te whiwhi i tō mātou taha a Matua Mikaere ki te whakamārama te tikanga o tēnā o tēnā.
Last week we went with Ngā Kiwi to Te Whatumanawa Māoritanga o Rehua. It was a stunning day. We had a good look at all the carvings and tukutuku panels inside the wharenui. We are so lucky that Matua Mikaere was with us to explain the meaning behind some of the things that we saw.


Thursday, 15 March 2018

Kapa haka: Haka

Whano! Whano! Haramai te toki!
Haumi e, hui e, taiki e!


Ana kss hi! Kss hi!


Nā ngā tamariki a Ranginui
Me Papatūānuku
Ka puta mātou
Ki te whai ao,
Ki te ao mārama e!


Tāne Mahuta
Atua o te ngāhere


Tangaroa
Atua o te moana
Tāwhirimātea
Atua o te hau e

https://youtu.be/EYLSUmZXPqE


Here is the video of Te Matau doing the actions for the haka. The actions that you are watching on the video are how the audience is going to see them. When you practice at home you need to do the opposite side.

https://youtu.be/hcJF47_m2ks

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Kapa haka Poi: Kiko


Poi - Kiko


Kiko


Kiko kiko tirohia kei whea te taunga
O te titi
O te titiwaitori
Parepare mai rā koe e te tiwaiwaka
I te paepae o te tautara
E nono
E nono titaka te tau te mauri


Ka taina


Ka taina mai rā e te kokako koaka koaka
Kia whakatauki te manu tui
Tuituia i te puaotanga
Kia whakapurua ki te remu o te huia kia whakarongo
Kia whakarongo ki te tangi
A te kawekawea


Kawea mai ra I te tomatomatotanga o te tomairangi
E rongo koe i te pipiwharauroa
Kui kui whiti whiti ora
Kia whakapaingia ki te manutawhiorangi
Ka puta, ka ora na

Ka puta, ka ora na...i


Here is a video of us singing the first verse...



Here is a video of the tutors singing Kiko. Please watch, listen, and practice as this song has some hard words...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bAy7DGooJw

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Kapa haka - Whakawātea (final waiata)

Kia ora koutou, here is the video of our new whakawātea that we practised last week.

https://youtu.be/lZS1T2HdS4A

Tui, tui, tui, tuia
Tuia i runga
Tuia i raro
Tuia te here tangata e

Te kura o Hato Ōpani
Whiria te taura
Whiria te taura tangata
Kia ita
Kia mau
Kia here i te here o tāua e

Kumea mai
Kumea mai kia tata 
Kumea mai kia piri 
Taku taura tangata 
e here nei i a tātou kua pae nei

E kore rawatia
E kore e whati 
E kore e wāwāhia
E kore e makere ki te pō e
Ko Te Kura o Hato Ōpani kua tau 

Hi

Here is the video of Te Matau doing the actions for the whakawātea. The actions that you are watching on the video are how the audience is going to see them. When you practice at home you need to do the opposite side.

https://youtu.be/09jK77DjNfM

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Kaukau and Aquagym

Swimming times for term one are:

Tuesday 10.30 - 11.00 TIPU ONLY
Wednesday 1.30 - 2.00 REA ONLY
Thursday 1.30 - 2.00 TIPU AND REA
Friday 2.30 - 3.00 TIPU AND REA

In week three of this term Rea has Aquagym lessons. They will leave school at 11.30 and get back to school at approximately 1.00. They will need their togs every day. Tipu's swimming times will stay as per above during this week.

In week four of this term Tipu has Aquagym lessons in the school pool. Tamariki will need their kākahu kaukau (swimming togs) every day. Because of this, Rea's swimming times change to Tuesday and Thursday during week four only.

The 2018 contribution to our curriculum swimming programme will be $22 for Tipu, and $33 for Rea. This cost has been subsidised by the Government’s Kiwi Sport grant which aims to increase physical education participation. Payment can be made on the bottom of a form that will be sent home in week 2 or by internet banking to our school account no. 123151-0178176-00 (reference with child’s name, home base and Aquagym). If payment is proving to be difficult please apply in writing to the Principal’s ACORN fund.