Whanau is open to all age groups across the school and as the name suggests, Whanau welcomes everyone. In fact, the thing I like the best about Whanau is it's inclusive nature.
Whanau appoints four leaders each year.
Their role is not only to lead our waiata and haka but also to encourage, support and help organise the members of the group.
Parent support has been evident during the year. This support comes in the form of assistance on Fridays at lunchtime when we meet and with making new performance poi. We are grateful for that help.
This year we also brought in some expert tutors who were able to teach us haka and poi.
These tutors work at the Auckland War Memorial Museum and we were privileged to have them work with us.
Not only did they teach us specific things but they also shared with us some Maori protocol and taonga.
Mrs Ann Kendall
Miss Rowena Ihaka