News for Central Kids David Henry

Cook Island Māori Culture

We gathered on the whāriki to whakatau mihi and nau mai haere mai ki orana welcome Te Ara Metua Punanga Reo, visiting us today at kindergarten. 

Taiora our student organised for them to come and perform for us, singing and dancing along to the ukulele and tokere – island drum.

Our tamariki were incredible, showing manaakitanga – care and respect, and whanaungatanga – building relationships with our new friends. They got involved in the imene – singing and ura pau – drum dancing, learning more about Cook Island Māori culture.

We shared morning tea and played together in the playground, having fun with each other.

Opportunities to strengthen our whanaungatanga – connectedness are greatly valued and appreciated, meitaki ma'ata – thank you very much Te Ara Metua Punanga Reo.

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