A group of students with Māori heritage took part in two Kapa Haka workshops. A teacher from Halls Head came in to our school to help us embrace our Māori background. We learned more about Māori culture and developed skills in Kapa Haka, which is traditional Māori dance for women. We learned poi, which is a dance using traditional materials swung and caught to a beat. We sang waitata (cultural songs sung in Te Reo) and played tῑtῑ tōrea (a traditional rhythmic game passing the tῑtῑ tōrea to a beat while singing). I really enjoyed learning more and talking about my Māori background.
By Maia- AP Student