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Come along to Room 16 on Thursday for Seniors and Tuesday for Juniors. It's real fun!! You can learn how to use poi, do maori dance and song....everything just maori style!

Junior Kapa Haka: Years 1 and 2

In Junior Kapa Haka children learn  the Maori language through songs and games. In Term 1&2 we learnt about colours, body parts and action words.
Each term the children focus on a theme, last term we looked at AROHA.
The children were able to discuss what AROHA means to them and how they show AROHA in their lives.
The children were also able to show AORHA for our environment during enviro week when we planted new flowers in the junior school...check out photos above :)
The theme for Term 3 is WHAKAPAPA, where do we come from? We will look at why we are different and what makes us special? And how our ancestry is important and relevant to who we are.

Senior Kapa Haka: Years 3 to 8
In Senior Kapa Haka children learn Maori songs and dance. Each term we learn a new waiata (song) which we then perform to the school. The Senior Kapa Haka also focus on a theme each term which is present in the waiata they perform.
A big focus for the Senior Kapa Haka this year is understanding Maori protocols and ways of doing things, for example removing their shoes when entering the classroom and greeting their kaiako (teacher) on arrival. They have also been learning to work together as a group, singing together and showing respect and understanding for the Maori language.
The Senior Kapa Haka boys have been learning the Haka which they perform with great enthuisiam and passion. The Senior Kapa Haka girls have been learning to use poi which they have gained confidence in and are begining to show impressive skill and paitience when learning the art.

To find out more about Kapa Haka at Churchill park school please feel free to email me rachelw@churchillpark.school.nz or just pop into my classroom for a Korero!