Friday, July 8, 2011

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

This week to celebrate Māori language week we have tried to speak as much Māori as possible. We have been surprised by how much we know. It has also motivated us to learn more too.
The Kapahaka group from Peachgrove Intermediate came to do a performance for us. We thought they were amazing. They performed confidently and sang beautifully. We liked their actions and how they worked together as a team. Some of us got scared when they did the haka and pukana. We hope they visit us again soon.

Kapahaka Peachgrove Intermediate from Ham East on Vimeo.


We looked at Room 8 at Melville Intermediate's blog and they taught us how to do the rakau.
We used rolled up magazines as our rakau. Then we practised doing the same rakau moves as Melville Intermediate. Take a look at our video to see how we got on.

Rakau from Ham East on Vimeo.


  1. Thanks for using our video, will share that with our students and also I'd like to say great work with your blog, really coming along nicely. I have added you to our blogroll and will write a post about you and put it online, may add to your traffic. Great stuff.

  2. WOW!! this is so cool!! from leane's uncle Tiger...

  3. WoW that kapahaka video was cool
    from Emily

  4. wow that is grat staf. from kurtis