Monday, 6 June 2016

Ōrākei Marae

Today we headed off to Ōrākei Marae for a powhiri and a haka lesson. Ms Bridgland was our kaikaranga, leading us as we walked onto the marae atea. Once we'd taken our shoes off and gone inside, Matua Paul spoke on our behalf and we sang our supporting song "E Rau Rangatira Ma". The children sang beautifully! After that we had a lesson on the haka powhiri "Toia Mai", and we had a chance to see other parts of the complex, such as the wharekai and gardens. The weather held, and it was a windy but fun day!  Many thanks to the parents who came and helped.

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