Thursday, February 26, 2015

E oho actions

It was wonderful to see everyone again at our Manaiakalani practise with some new faces, staff members and students.

We spent time in our practise today learning a new karakia written for all our schools, and the actions for E oho.  Here's a little movie of us practising.

E oho actions from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

E oho hui

This footage was taken during the first hui/meeting of all the Manaiakalani Schools held at Pt England School, Auckland, NZ.

In March 2015 a very special event is happening right here at Pt England Beach. We are lucky enough for the Hikinalia Waka, which is part of the Mālama Hōnua Voyage, to sail into Ukutoia (Maori name for Pt England area).

As part of this amazing event The Principals from the 12 Manaiakalani Cluster of Schools, decided that a special Waiata or Haka be written specifically for welcoming the Hikianalia crew and passengers.

Our Kapa Haka tutor Patrick Gemmell wrote this Waiata Tira for this occasion.  You can click here for more information (translation) about this special song. Here's our first practise together.

1st E oho Hui from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Nau mai hoki mai :)

He mihi nunui ki a koutou.  Wow its been a busy start to 2015.

My first post is to acknowledge our wonderful senior Kapa Haka group last year.  Especially those who have started their journeys at high school.  A number of our students have asked for footage of their final performances together during our 2014 Prize givings, both Junior and Senior.

So this is for you seniors with much Aroha from myself, Mr G and your PES whānau x