Monday, June 30, 2014

Kapa Haka Noho Marae

After our PES whānaungatanga hui on Wednesday night our senior Kapa Haka group stayed the night on Ruapotaka marae.  It was the groups first sleepover (noho marae) and we were all very stoked to be staying on our local marae.

We spent the next day perfecting kapa haka waiata and waiata aringa.  Their next performance was scheduled for Friday @ Waipuna Lodge in Mt Wellington.
 The kōhine (girls) got to finish off making poi, while other girls helped prepare lunch.
The boys spent time with Mr G sorting our actions for waiata and learning guitar chords for each of the waiata.  They also practiced a haka for their performance on Friday.
There was also another hui on at the marae while we were staying there.  The hui was for Financial Literacy (G-Fit) and our students were asked to perform for manuhiri (visitors) We welcomed the opportunity and our students made us proud yet again.
Our day ended with a hakari (feast) - the kōhine did a wonderful job preparing our hangi.  We shared lunch before walking back to school.  In summary we had an amazing experience on Ruapotaka Marae and we all look forward to the next one.


  1. What a wonderful experience. I am very sad to have missed it. I can tell that you represented Pt. England in style.

    Mrs Burt

    1. Kia ora Mrs Burt

      Yes, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Ruapotaka Marae. We were glad to perform during the G-Fit hui and our group did represent PES in style.

      We missed having you and Mr Burt with us but knew you were both there in spirit. We look forward to hearing about your mahi in America and wish you safe travels.

      See you soon
      Ms T x