A fantastic day was had by all who attended our Whanau Day on Saturday 13th November. Whanau is the maori word for family and it was great to have families working together with their tamariki on the Friday, preparing for our Hangi on Saturday.
Whanau day began with speeches from Local tangatawhenua and Beverly. Wonderful workshops were offered in Harakeke (flax weaving), Titi torea (Maori stick games), Poi, Paki Waitara (Maori story telling), and Mau rakau (traditional Maori movement skills). Then it was time to celebrate by sharing the hangi together.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
On Saturday a number of Manaia Kindergarten children got up on stage at the Parua Bay Primary school Show Day and performed a poi song called Rere Atu and a Maori dance called Kori kori to tinana. They had been practising all week and did a fantastic performance up on stage. Tino Pai tamariki.
Friday, November 5, 2010
The sun is shining and the challenges keep coming. It is still a goal at Manaia Kindergarten to CONQUER the Monkey Bars before going to school. Some of our children even conqer the monkey bars BEFORE beginning Kindergarten. Look at the intense concentration as they use every muscle in their bodies to hold on, and all their co-ordination to move from one bar to another. What awesome persistance!! What persistent learning!!