MAORI
BILINGUAL UNITS

Tihei Mauri Ora!
Te mea tuatahi ka mihi au ki te Atua i runga rawa,
Ko Kahuranaki te maunga,
Ko Ngaruroro te awa,
Ko Takitimu te waka,
Ko Ngati Kahungunu te iwi
Ko ________  taku ingoa,
Ko________ taku papa,
Ko ________ taku mama,
Ko Paharakeke taku Kura
No reira Tena koutou, Tena koutou, Tena tatou katoa.

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.