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School programmes

Year 1 - 8

He Kete Mātauranga: Taonga Puoro

Terms 1, 3 and 4, Mon to Fri 2017

We explore the origins of puoro through storytelling and role play, using haka, waiata, music and movement to tell the story.

He Kete Mātauranga: Powhiri

Terms 3 and 4, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, 2017
Suitable for Years 5-8

The pōwhiri is the formal process of bringing two groups together: tangata whenua (hosts), and manuhiri (guests).

He Kete Mātauranga: Te Whare Tū Tauā

Terms 1, 3 and 4, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, 2017

Experience an introduction to some of the traditional aspects of Māori warfare such as the realm of Tūmataenga - the guardian of war and mankind.

He Kete Mātauranga: Te Whare me ōna tikanga

Terms 3 and 4, available Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 2017

What does the whare and its various parts represent? What are its parts called? What is the whare used for?

He Kete Mātauranga: Kōwhaiwhai

Terms 3 and 4, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 2017

The whare tupuna, ancestral house, talks about family connections through kowhaiwhai, whakairo and tukutuku.

He Kete Mātauranga: He taputapu, he taonga, rānei?

Term 4, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, 2017
Suitable for Years 5-8

Take a look at the difference between a tāonga and a tool, and learn about the myths and legends surrounding the tāonga in our collection.

Te Ao Pasifika: Camakau

Wednesday, Term 4, 2017 and Term 1 2018

In this session students explore the world of Polynesian voyaging and navigation.

Te Ao Pasifika: The Shark Caller

Wednesday, Term 4, 2017 and Term 1 2018

In this session students explore some of the traditional tools and implements used for fishing.

Te Ao Pasifika

Wednesday, Term 4, 2017 and Term 1 2018

Te Ao Pasifika is programme that can be tailored to your needs. It examines specific aspects of Pasifika traditions and identity.