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 two years, 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.
We have only performed at our end of year prize giving thus far, but hope to have more performing opportunities this 2019 year, as well as school exchanges.
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.
If you'd like to know more about this years Kapahaka program, please contact Kayley Polwart at the school on (09) 431 8487 or email the school at firstname.lastname@example.org.