Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Te Waka

Please watch this link for Te Waka ahead of our powhiri on day one Term 1 in 2018 and have a go! 

Ngā mihi o te wā me te Tau Hou.
A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Kindy visit!

On Friday 15th September, Milverton Kindergarten and ABC Marne came to College Street to visit our Kapa Haka group. It is always so special performing to and with our preschool tamariki who may one day come to our kura and join our ropu! 

Nga mihi nui to the kaiako from both centres who helped make this possible and Pa Smiler as always!

Friday, 8 September 2017

Assembly week 8

Kia ora! 

The kapa haka ropu will perform in assembly next Friday 15th Sept, to help celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori!

Please practise the following waiata a ringa and waiata poi.

  • Me Whakaiti
  • Te Ahu a Turanga
  • Rona
  • E papā Waiari
The links for these waiata are up the top of this blog :)

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Te Pae Tamariki 2017

Here are some wonderful photos of our ropu performing at Te Pae Tamariki this year. 

Ka mau te wehi! 

Friday, 26 May 2017

Kia ora Whānau,

We have now selected our ropu and sent information and permission slips home on Friday 26th May for our performance at Te Pae Tamariki 2017. This has been a very hard group to choose this year due to the interest and growth in Kapa Haka at CSNS.

We have selected the group based on a variety of criteria; seniority, experience (particularly for younger members), attendance at both Friday practises and Sunday workshop, commitment and attitude.  Tamariki (children) also needed to show they knew the words and actions, particularly of the waiata we have been learning for a while now. They also needed to demonstrate discipline in being able to stand and concentrate for periods of time.

We know there will be some disappointment, but please rest assured we do not make these decisions lightly. Keep practising and enjoying kapa haka from the blog!  We do want everyone back in Term 3 when we will be resuming the normal Kapa Haka format. Kia kaha!

For those who have been invited, you will need to commit to the further two Sunday practices (11th and 18th June), our regular practices as well as putting aside some of your own time to jump on this blog to learn the words and actions of the seven waiata at the top of this blog. It is essential you continue to put in 100% if you are to make it to the Regent on the 19th June.

Nga mihi,

Jacqui Sturgess

Friday, 12 May 2017

Wairua O Te Puna

Wairua O Te Puna - video

Wairua o te puna, Aroha, aroha, aroha
Wairua o te puna, Aroha, aroha, aroha

I tau i tau i runga ra
he tangata
hei ora mo
nga mea katoa
o te whenua,
o te rangi,
o waenganui

Wairua o te puna, Aroha, aroha, aroha
Wairua o te puna, Aroha, aroha, aroha

Kia pupu, pupu ake x 3

Aroha, aroha, a-ro-ha!

The spirit is bubbling up
all across the land
And the spirit welling up
is love!

The spirit welling up is love,
affection, togetherness!

Situated high above us
is a being
that is the lifeforce
for all things
upon the land,
in the spiritual world,
and in between.

May it bubble up for ever,

Love, affection, togetherness!

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Te Pae Tamariki waiata list

Te Pae Tamariki 2017

Those tauira aiming to be part of our Te Pae Tamariki ropu near the end of Term 2 should practise the following waiata and haka as well as coming to all practises at school and additional workshops.  

Waiata tira - Wairua O Te Puna

Whakaeke - Mate Atu He Toa

Maiata Pao - Manawa Mai
Waiata-a-ringa - Te Ahu a Turanga 

Poi - Rona 

Haka - Tika Tonu 

Whakawatea - Tukua Atu Ra 

All the words and videos are on the blog.