This is a simple Pepeha structure and you will hear many different ways of performing this formal greeting during Mihimihi. We encourage students to use their own family/whānau Pepeha to support their learning.
Tēnā koutou (greetings)
Ko Waikato te awa.
Ko Hamutana Rāwhiti te Kura.
Hamilton East School
Ko Pippa te Tumuaki.
Ko ________________ taku Kaiako.
(Your teacher’s name)
Ko _________________ taku Pāpā. (my father)
Ko _________________ taku Māmā. (my mother)
Ko ________________ ahau. (my name is)
Tēnā koutou (greetings)Tēnā koutou
Tēnā koutou katoa (greetings to you all)