Kei te tino whakamihi atu ki a koutou e te Whanau o te Kura o Tirimoana i tēnei wahanga tuatahi o te tau hou 2019!

Ahakoa katahi ano kua kuhu mātou ki nga akoako ma ngaa oriori, kua uu kee ngaa pakeke o te motu, ara te whitu mano tangata ki te ako, ki te mahi-a-kapa. Kia tuu ai te puehu a tera wiki, ki runga o te atamira o “Te Matatini ki te Ao” ki Poneke, ka Whakataetae o ngaa Kura Tuarua ki te Polyfest. Ka pera ano mātou ki te hapai te kaupapa o te whanaungatanga, ara ka tu te Hui a tau ma te Whanau a tenei raa tuawhitu o Poututerangi. Ka huri te reo!

 

Greetings to everyone at the beginning of this 2019 year, in Term one.

 

Although we have just started this year, learning our compilation of songs. An estimated 7000 adults are working away to prepare for the International Competition. Next week they will compete in Wellington at Te Matatini ki te Ao, Secondary Schools prepare for our regional Polyfest Competitions on the 15th of March. Whilst we prepare for our own annual Whanau Consultation Hui on the 15th of March, 6.00 to 8.00 p.m.

 

We have had a large number of children show interest in Kapa Haka and it is important that they turn up to our scheduled practice sessions.

Everyone’s support can make our learning sessions enjoyable for them. If they trial and opt out in Term 1 then they may try again next year.

Term 2 to 4 is about refining, consolidating and extending our learning. We expect children who continue through Term 2 to remain until the last performance.

 

We promote a whanau environment and love seeing our parents learning alongside their child, contributing by teaching or assisting in other positive ways.Our tamariki or children have to earn the right to wear their costumes by confidently performing a full set of appropriate waiata for different occasions. We have fun learning to achieve a high standard of performance by the end of the year and many of our students go on to greater things when they graduate Tirimoana School.

 

Whaea Kura Tuhura from Ngaati Porou is the facilitator, Whaea Hemoata Tarau-Perehikuru,  Matua Dylan Ngatai are assisting.

Should you have any queries please direct them to Whaea Kura via KuraTuhura@tirimoana.school.nz.

We are excited to be learning in Kapa Haka!

 

Na mātou noa,