Pakuranga Heights School - Powhiri 04/17

In April we had some educational leaders from Singapore come to visit our school.  They were observing our practices and gaining insight into the New Zealand education system.  To welcome them, our kapa haka roopu performed a powhiri, and the whole school sung our school waiata to them as a mark of respect.
Four of our girls were challenge takers and performed the karanga on the visitors' behalf.  Blaize led Te Waka, and Jarvis presented the karakia and the mihi.
Kia ora koutou!

Nau mai e hoa ma - Welcome to all of our friends

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou,  tēnā koutou katoa.

Welcome to the new home of Te Whanake Kakano o Pakuranga, the Pakuranga Heights School kapa haka roopu. For tamariki, this is where you can find the words and videos to our songs so you can practise at home. For whanau, it is a place where you can see photos and videos of our performances both at school and in the community, and keep up to date with news and information about the roopu.

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Ngā mihi nui,

Carol Madden
Kapa haka tutor