Thursday, September 26, 2019

Koanga Festival 2019

Ka mau te wehi tamariki ma for your inspiring performance at this year's Koanga Festival.  You did your school proud.  Kia ora to all the whanau who came along to support our roopu and enjoy the performances.  
If you would like to view the performances please click on the performance video tab.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Haka for our Muslim community

Our roopu wanted to show their support, care and respect for the Muslim community of Aotearoa today.  We performed this haka for those families who were affected by last week's sad events in Christchurch.  #theyareus #hakaforotautahi 

Kia kaha Ōtautahi! Stand strong Christchurch!
Our thoughts are with you.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Community Kapa Haka Event

Kapa haka community event - Elm Park School

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Kia ora koutou,

Save the date!  This year we are very excited to be invited to a special kapa haka performance
event at Elm Park school on Saturday 15th September.   Five our local schools have joined together
to create a special morning of performances. The participating schools are Pakuranga Heights
School, Elm Park School , Riverina School, Anchorage Park Primary and Riverhills Primary.

Gates will open at 9.00 and all performing groups and spectators will need to be seated in the
auditorium by 9.50am for a 10.00am start.

If your child is in kapa haka a notice will go out with further details.  
All whanau and community are invited to come along and enjoy the performances.

Ngā mihi nui

Carol Madden - Kapa haka tutor

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Junior kapa haka - Matariki Performances

The junior kapa haka performances at Pakuranga Kindergarten and the Montessori Learning Centre were a big success.  Our tamariki was so confident and really enjoyed sharing their waiata with the younger children.  A huge thank you to all of the whanau who came to help us on the day and to tautoko our roopu.  Also a big thanks to our local kindys for hosting and supporting us during our Matariki celebrations.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Junior kapa haka performance - Thursday 21st June

A reminder to our junior kapa haka whanau, next week is our performance at Pakuranga Kindergarten and Kids.pace learning centre as part of our Matariki celebrations.
We will be meeting in Room 22 at 9am to get dressed into our kakahu and have our ta moko put on.  From here we will walk to Kids.pace for our first performance and then to the Pakuranga Kindy for our second performance.
If you would like to come along to these performances, please come to Room 22 at 9am on Thursday 21st June.
Please ensure that your child has their school jumper/jacket and a warm pair of shoes to wear for our walk.
If the weather is bad we will reschedule.  Please check the school Facebook page on Thursday morning for any postponement notices.
Nga mihi nui,

Mrs Madden 

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Getting ready for Koanga 2018

Kia ora koutou,

 Our roopu has started practising for the Koanga Festival performance in Term 3. Unfortunately there has been a change of venue and the date will not be set for a few more weeks while details are finalised, however watch this space to keep updated so you can save the date. Please help your tamariki practise at home with some of our practise videos.   These can be found to the right of our blog under 'pages'.

 Kia kaha koutou!

 Mrs Madden

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Performance Time :)

Kia ora e te whanau,

It's that time of the year again!  Our kirihimete celebrations for the end of the year.
Please mark the dates and time on your calendars:

Tuesday 12th December
Junior kapa haka - 9.15am
Middle kapa haka 11.00am

Friday 15th December
Senior kapa haka - 11.30am (Graduation Assembly)

Please remind boys to wear short black shorts to go under their piupiu, and girls to wear their hair back in a tidy ponytail.  No jewellery to be worn please, with the exception of taonga.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Ngā mihi nui

Carol Madden

Koanga Festival 2019

Ka mau te wehi tamariki ma for your inspiring performance at this year's Koanga Festival.  You did your school proud.  Kia ora to a...