For the children doing their end of year show with me (1950s), I have made a link at the top of the blog to take you to a page (School Show Resources) with bits to help at home. At the moment there are a few songs and some lyrics. I'm sure if you play these at home, your child would love to show you their dance! Please help your child to practice their moves and lyrics at home!
On Monday Brydie came to school with a beautiful moko on her chin. She told me all about her Kapa Haka dress rehearsal on the weekend and then she sung me this waiata. She is also very skilled with her poi. Isn't she fantastic? Ka pai Brydie.
Brydie's Kapahaka from Room 8 Auroa on Vimeo.
This is a video (below) of the whole Kapa Haka group performing on the weekend. Brydie is on the front right in this video. You can see Brydie's big brother Te Putu 3rd from the left at the back. You can also hear him play the putatara (conch shell) at the beginning and end.) The group has been practicing for about 4 months and Brydie's Mum is rightly very proud! Their actual performance is next Thursday the 30th of November in Waitara. Good luck Brydie from Room 8.
For our overseas viewers:
Kapa haka is the term for Māori performing arts and literally means to form a line (kapa) and dance (haka). Kapa haka is an avenue for Maori people to express and showcase their heritage and cultural Polynesian identity through song and dance. (From Wikipedia)
Today we were blown away when Bailey came into school with a big bag of beautiful paint shirts his Nana has sewn for us. We are absolutely thrilled and would like to say a massive thank you to her for her time, thought and costs. The children think they are fantastic and it is great to have paint shirts that fit the children so well and have long sleeves to cover their uniforms. Thank you!!!