Bream Bay Kindergarten: Opening and closing Karakia

The Treaty of Waitangi is an inherent part of our practice where Tikanga and te reo are woven into the fabric of our day.

Everyday just before eating our lunch a child shares a Food Karakia – a Maori prayer. The child shares each line and the rest of the class repeat it. After we’ve finished the Karakia we…

Everyday just before eating our lunch a child shares a Food Karakia - a Maori prayer. The child shares each line and the rest of the class repeat it. After we've finished the Karakia we get on with eating our lunch.

Matariki Maori Proverb

The honi is a Polynesian greeting in which two people greet each other by pressing noses and inhaling at the same time. This is a very honorific as this represents the exchange of ha--the breath of life, and mana--spiritual power between two people.

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I am neither Māori nor Kiwi, so this presentation is an outsider’s summary of New Zealand’s awesome Māori culture, particularly its language.

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Ma te huruhuru ka rere te manu Adorn the bird with feathers so it can fly

Amazing Room 8: Whakatauki Term 3

At Otonga, we learn a new Whakatauki (Māori proverb) each term, and explore ways that we can depict the meaning through our learning, and s.


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