Sunday, 17 July 2016


On Monday 27th June 2016 a representative group of our kapa haka tamariki went to the Regent Theatre to take part in Te Pae Tamariki festival, a first for College Street.  We are extremely proud of their dedication, commitment and hard work. 

Tamariki - You should be very proud of yourselves. You have all set a wonderful example for the rest of our crew and wider school who may want to try out kapa haka. Indeed a fabulous inspiration for any group who band together to achieve a common goal. 

The below whakatauki (proverb) seems appropriate.

Check out the photos and videos on the link at the top of our blog page! 
or  Click here!

Of course we cannot forget the wonderful help and support from our parents and whanau who help make experiences like this possible for our tamariki.  Kia ora koutou.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Photo or video requests...Te Pae Tamariki

Kia ora whanau,

I am seeking any photos or video footage from Te Pae Tamariki on Monday please to put on our blog.

Please email to or send to Room 18 on a named memory stick and I will return once copied. 

Nga mihi nui 
Jacqui Sturgess

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Videos for at home practise

From our 1st Sunday Workshop here are our five songs for Pae Tamariki.  Use them to sing along to and learn the actions. Find someone on here who you think does them really well and watch them and practise along with the video. 

Click on the links below...

Tukua atu ra

Te Ahu a Turanga 

Toia Mai

Tika Tonu

Te Poi

Monday, 30 May 2016

Upcoming extra practises for Pae Tamariki group.

Kapa Haka Workshops for the Pae Tamariki performance group.

When: Sunday 12th and 26th June 2016, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Where: CSNS Hall

2.00pm:  Children arrive at CSNS horo (hall)
2.05pm:  Children practicing waiata, poi, haka
3:15pm:  Afternoon tea break
4.55pm:  Karakia whakamutunga
5.00pm:  Ka mutu – All children collected from the horo (hall)

Children need to bring a drink bottle, jumper/coat, and a snack for themselves.

On Sunday 26th June we would like to invite whanau to come to the hall at 4:15pm to for a shared afternoon tea and to watch a full run through practise ahead of our performance the following day. Please bring a small plate of food that can be shared.

Word sheet for Pae Tamariki

Pae Tamariki Wordsheet

Toia Mai Haka - For the Boys!

Here is Liam and Jack E doing the Haka part in Toia Mai. Boys please use this to watch and practise! 

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Kia ora koutou. Kapa Haka practise this week is on Friday 8th April at 2pm. Can't wait to see you all there! 

Ka mau te wehi! (Awesome).
Ngā mihi nui

Monday, 14 March 2016

Week 6 Practise!

Kia ora! 
This week we started our new time of 12:10pm on Tuesdays. We usually have the auditorium but this week we were in the hall. 74 children came!!! We were really happy that so many kids wanted to come and see what Kapa Haka was all about.  Here are some photos from the session. 

Hope! (hands on hips)

We whakapiri (keep close together) for our waiata karakia 'Tukua' 

Mahunga, pakihiwi, puku, hope, waewae
(head, shoulders, tummy, hips, legs)

Taringa, karu, ihu, waha, e!

(ears, eyes, nose, mouth, yeah!)

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Nau mai, welcome

Nau mai! Welcome to our Kapa Haka blog especially dedicated to our rōpū, whanau and our wider CSNS community. We hope this will help you follow and join in our learning journey through 2016 and beyond.  We will post our waiata for practise, important information and share photos and recordings of our tamariki here. You are warmly invited to share your comments on our posts - we love to know you are experiencing our journey along with us! 

We look forward to sharing with you! 

2015 Kapa Haka