Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Mihi Whakatau

Yesterday was a very special occasion when we held our first Mihi Whakatau of 2018.
This gave us the opportunity to welcome all new people to Kilbirnie School - Tamariki (children) Whanau (family) and Kaiako (teachers).
We were thrilled to see so many of our parents join us 


                                         Here we are waiting in our classroom with our parents

                                       Kaikaranga leading us into the Mihi Whakatau.
                                      Room One children are leading the way into the hall.

                                     The children and Kapa Haka group greeting us as we entered.

                                             Mr Austin giving his Whaikorero (speech)
                                       The school sang Haere Mai in support of Mr. Austin

Marty (Rose's Dad from Rm 1) giving his Whaikorero
The guests stood up and sang Te Aroha in support of Marty's speech.

                      Hongi/Harirau to unify the Manuhiri (guests) and the Tangata Whenua. (Hosts)

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