What is our Whānau group? Come to the Whānau hui, 26 August, 6-7.30pm, in the Learning Hub

Updated: Aug 7, 2020

The Whānau group is a group of Island Bay families focused on strengthening Tikanga Māori - in the lives of children and ourselves; within the school and within the community.


Our purpose is through whakawhanaungatanga, we build community and honour people where they are, for who they are and for what they are.


Meetings are a chance to get together, to learn and practise te reo and tikanga (mihi, pepeha, karakia, waiata etc). No prior knowledge is required, just enthusiasm. Hope to see you there for a korero and some kai!


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We have some great opportunities for our tamariki to practice te reo at school during the week too. Talk to your child about trying out kapa haka on a Friday at 12.15pm or there is also Te Reo Extension on a Friday at 11.30am. All students are welcome to come and give it a go!


Contact Maria

for more information.

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