Te Kapa Haka o Tirimoana
Whakarongo ki te karanga mai o te paemaunga o Waitakere.
Whakarongo ki te karanga mai o te ngarungaru o te moana o te Waitematā.
Whakarongo ki te karanga mai o te awa o te Whau.
E tū tonu ana te Kura, te Whānau me ngā tāmariki o Tirimoana ki raro ō te parirau o Hoani Waititi.
E ngā mana, e ngā reo karanga maha o te wā. Tēna koutou katoa.
Ko tēnei te mihi o te Kapa Haka o Tirimoana e tuku ana ki a koutou.
Tēna koutou katoa.
Tirimoana Kapa Haka is formed at the beginning of the year, where our tamariki have a chance to learn the kaupapa, movement, teamwork and oriori. During terms two to four our tamariki are expected to commit to practices during the holidays as well as morning sessions, to prepare for public performances. Those performances may include powhiri or whakatau for visiting dignitaries, assembly, whanau hui and local or regional festivals. We have fun while learning and teaching but we are here to learn te reo and tikanga through waiata.
Performing in local or regional festivals ensures that we are performing contemporary and relevant material, while ensuring that our tamariki are participating in kaupapa Māori initiatives or hui.
Our past performances have included performing at our local Early Childcare Centres, Aged Care-Facilities and C.O.L Cultural Festivals. We worked hard to be able to perform in the Tamaki Makarau Kura Tuatahi Competitions, Te Atatu Marae Coalition Matariki Festivals and Te Kahu Regional Kapa Haka Festival. We hope to continue to perform in such events in the future.
Nō ngā hau e whā o tatou tamariki– Our children come from everywhere.
Engari ka ako tahi i raro i ngā uara mātua o te Kura. But we learn together under our School values.
Practices are currently from 2 to 2.45 pm each Monday, of the School term.
There are team practices on Wednesday for boys and Thursday for girls from 8.30 to 8.50 am, during the School Term.
(Photograph courtesy of Mrs Richardson, 30 November 2019, after Te Kahu Regional performance at Rangeview Intermediate)