Kapa Haka

E tuku, e rere e te manu ra
Te manu huia rangatira e
Te manu e kai ana te miro, nona te ngahere
Te manu e kai ana te matauranga nona te ao
Te Ao whanui e
E hine, e tama e, whakarongo ki nga tohutohu o ratou ma
Kia kaha kia ita ki nga taonga a kui ma a koro ma
Te Reo rangatira e, te reo motuhake
Te Reo me nga tikanga kia mau tonu ake mau tonu e

He mihi mahara tenei ki era kei tua o tawauwau. Na koutou matou i whakarangatira.
Ka mihi hoki ki era kua haere ki mahi ke, na koutou te manuka i wharikihia, a, ko koutou hoki era te huarahi I para, hei hikoitanga, hei kawenga hoki ma nga uri whakaheke o Te Kapa o Noera. Nei ra te mihi.

OUR STORY:
Kapahaka has been very active in Nawton School since the early 80’s. Our school kapahaka group was one of the first Primary schools to participate in the Primary School National Kapahaka competitions held here in Kirikiriroa. Te Kapa o Nooera is open to all students, and therefore represents many cultures within our kura. We have approximately 50 tamariki in Te Kapa o Noera, ranging from 5-13 years of age. All tamariki haka have been committed to the ropu since the beginning of this year, and many have been involved in the ropu since they started at Nawton. Whanau involvement is also very important to us, and is the driving force of all of our kaupapa. Without the endless and unfaltering tautoko from our whanau, our kapa would not stand as strong as it still does today. Te Kapa o Noera are currently training towards the Tainui Waka Primary School Regional Kapahaka competition. Their commitment and dedication to this kaupapa is astounding, as they persevere to uphold the legacy left by their tuakana.

Second to Te Kapa o Nooera is Te Roopuu Ngahau. This group was established this year as social and development kapahaka group. All tamariki are welcome to attend this ropu, to learn new waiata and some performing arts skills. Practices for this ropu are held each Friday from 2-3pm, and we have anywhere between 60-120 children of all ages attend. The aim of this ropu is to make kapahaka fun, enjoyable and inviting.

PERFORMANCES:
We believe in exposing our tamariki to high quality kapa haka. We like to have our tamariki experience performing in front of an audience whether it be big or small. In the past, our tamariki have competed in Mana Ariki and at both Regional and National levels.

Any exposure for our tamariki allows them to grow confidence in their performance, therefore we like to take every opportunity possible to expose our tamariki to this. This year we have had many community performance opportunities which has developed confidence amoungst all children.

OUR RECENT EVENTS:

Community performances:

Tainui Waka Primary Regionals
Amourdene Rest home
Grandview Kindergarten
Hamilton City Council Matariki in the city

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