Matariki Festival at Matakohe Museum was held on Monday 10 June 2019. This was our very first public performance outside of the school, and our children did very well! A lot of great and positive comments were made on our school's performance, and the Spirit of God was felt by a lot of people! Well done children -, tino pai rawa nga tamariki ma! Here are some pictures from the day:
We involve the whole school in our Kapahaka group, so we have a fairly large group (currently 30 students approx.) from 5 yrs old up to 16 years.
Our school Kapahaka group has only been going for a little while, despite this, the students have embraced their cultural learning and are performing extremely well, with a lot of great comments and feedback from our audiences.
Over the last few years, we have performed at various places, and every year at our school prize giving.
We teach waiata (songs) that support our schools' ethics and values, and our aim is to impute Wairua Tapu (God's Holy Spirit) and God's message through our performances.