|There are five bi-lingual classes and this
is the mihi that we learn from new entrants to senior this is extended
as the children move through the levels.
Children feel good about themselves when sharing their mihi and feel confident when they are able to korero.
There are five bi-lingual teachers and one Kai who support children's learning in all aspects of Tikanga Maori.
Ngati Kahungunu cultural festival is held annually, where teachers are involved in the teaching of Kapahaka.
Teachers are involved with the school Whanau support group, where teachers share room reports and support fundraising for our Kura.
Bi-lingual teachers are able to add a Maori component for all the units that are covered in the curriculum areas.
Each year our school participates in the Maori and Pacific Cultural Festival (Click on the underlined words to see pictures from this year's festival.) Pupils from any class in the school are able to join the Maori Culture Group, although the bulk of the members do come from the bilingual classes.