Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Our Marae trip

We went to the Hukanui marae today.
We went on the bus with Rooms one, two and three. it was very hot and crowded on the bus.
There was a blue flag flying at the marae that was the Maori king's flag.
When we all sang E hara it sounded amazing.
The wharenui was interesting. It was a great trip.

We are lined up waiting for the bus.

We wait outside the gate to be invited onto the marae.

We can see the wharenui throught he gateway..

The Kohanga reo kids were there.

We were welcomed by Whaea Robyn's aunty.

Our kaumatua spoke on our behalf.

We are listening to the speeches.

Look at the beautiful painted rafters inside the wahrenui.

Inside the wharenui.

Our kapa haka kids sang beautifully.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Survival skills in the water

Last week we learned about surviving in the water with our Field of Dreams swimming instructors.

Everyone wore a life jacket and learned how to huddle, how to get attention if we are in trouble, and how to move together in the water.