Supporting and Celebrating Maori Students



Hui Hauauru at Te Ringa Awhina Marae

On Friday 11 May Kura from around Tamaki Makau Rau were welcomed to Te Ringa Awhina Marae, An amazing day filled with learning in a Māori environment started with a powhiri, followed by kai sharing, learning of mau rakau, haka, waiata and positive relationships were formed by all who attended.

Thanks to everyone who helped: Mr Mouldey for being our speaker and Vini for taking the photographs for us. The group will be going to Rangiriri next term and will visit each of the kura in due course.
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melina students singers
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ASB Polyfest 2018

Kapa Haka gave a stunning performance at the ASB Polyfest on Friday 16 March. The group has been practicing since the start of the year under the expert guidance of their tutors. Well done to all involved, you made us feel very proud. 

The Māori stage is live streamed by Māori Television. Follow this link to see our students perform.


Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori at Lynfield College

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In celebration of Wiki o Te Reo Māori, we experienced a range of activities throughout the week and hosted Kahui ako kura representatives from local schools Halsey Drive Primary, Blockhouse Bay Intermediate, Waikowhai Intermediate and Marshall Laing Primary. Akonga worked throughout the day building matauranga in a reorua (bilingual) environment, learning about the importance of taking care of body, mind, spirit and heart.

Ata Houpapa from the University of Auckland spoke with akonga about scholarships, career pathways and played games in te reo Māori at Te Ringa Awhina Marae.

Students were invited to learn the school haka, attend mau rākau workshops (lead by two specialist tutors from Te Whare Ahorangi, Rotorua) and waiata. Staff participated in a morning quiz and had the opportunity to enjoy a delicious hangi, steam pudding with custard, watercress salad and fried bread lunch on Friday.

Whaea Leauga would like to acknowledge all of the kaiako, akonga and whanau who helped make this event a great success.

Ka nui te mihi ki nga kaiako o te ra ko Whaea Rau raua ko Matua Ue.
Mauri Mahi Mauri Ora.
Whakanuitia te wiki o te reo Māori!