Thursday, March 30, 2017

Noho Marae with Room 11

Noho Marae

We were welcomed into the Whaiora Marae with what is known as a powhiri. After the Tangata Whenua welcomed us on, we sung waiata to them.

The Tangata Whenua talked in Maori and English about the Maori Ancestors and he was funny. He talked about the amazing Pou and carvings in the Marae.

After the Powhiri, we assembled together and got into our groups ready for our activities. My group was He Taonga Aroha.
Some of the activities we did was clay modelling where we used clay to make structures of Maori shapes. I did a whales tail. Next was art with Miss Kelly. We used putiputi (flowers)Huruhuru (feathers) and uga uga (rocks) to make Maori art.
Another awesome activity was Ki O Rahi which was a fun game based all about Maori legends. It was great to sit down and learn some waitata as well as Rakau.

The next day we were a little bit tired, but we still had amazing activities like poi to complete before our poroporoaki. What a great trip.

By Kayla

Room 13's Te Ao Maori experience

Haka Powhiri

“Haere mai, haere mai, haere mai koe” the lady chanted as she welcomed us onto the Te Waiariki Marae. We were at the Marae and my mind blew with excitement and fantastic wonder. When I walked into the Marae it had beautiful carvings, one of them symbolised peace, strength and new life.

By Aaliyah Taulu 

He Oranga Poutama

As me and Manaia were scampering on the game Ki Oma no one could pull the tags off me and Manaia. On the last round of Ki oma we were delighted that no one ripped the tags of us. After that we played a game called Poitoa. We learnt to perform an underarm
throw with the poi. Whaea Keri gave us a really tough challenge and told us to catch with the tail. I felt very blissful because I could catch the tail of the poi.

By Ivalani Latu 

Accelerating and chasing my peers frantically. I was speeding to rip Xialo’s tag. Whaea Keri from He Oranga Poutama taught us how to play Ki Oma.
By David Moimoi 

Room 15 at Noho Marae

Whaiora Marae, Kara whiua

We got pohiri onto the marae by Nanny Una.

We learnt that we have no kai in the wharenui, we have to take our shoes off.

“The kai was yummy” 

After our kai we got to play Ki-o-rahi, that was fun.