Mihi: E nga reo, e nga mana, Tena koutou katoa. He mihi whanui tenei ki a koutou e awhi nei i tenei kaupapa. He putanga tenei mahi rangahau na koutou. No reira, e rau rangatira ma tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa.
We are a group of Island Bay families focused on strengthening Tikanga Māori - 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.
We focus our energies on 4 core events through the school year:
pōhiri (at the start of each term)
Matariki (Aotearoa New Year);
noho marae (towards the end of the year), and
poroporoaki (at the year’s end).
We also spend some time singing the school song, playing guitar/ ukulele, talking and sharing kai. Bring along a plate and your whānau. We have two meetings per term.
Na te Whanau Group