Kapa Haka

Kapa haka has been part of our school learning since 2018. This is led by Whaea Jadein Henare who has many years of experience and knowledge in kapa haka and te āo māori.
Kapa haka has given all ākonga of East Tāmaki school the opportunity to experience māori language and culture through waiata, haka and moteatea.
In previous years we have only had year 5 & 6 ākonga taking part, this year we have opened it up to year 4, 5 & 6.

How do our ākonga (Māori and Pasifica) benefit from this programme?

  • Create a stronger sense of belonging for our ākonga and school environment
  • Create a sense of whanaungatanga between ākonga and kaiako
  • Foster tikanga at home and at school
  • Embed tikanga māori in our everyday learning
  • understand the meaning of waiata, haka and moteatea we learn so that we can share with our peers.