Te Reo Maori/Kapa Haka
Whitikahu School students develop an appreciation and understanding of the significance of Tikanga Maori. We have a very dynamic Year 5-8 Kapa Haka group. Our Kapa Haka group learn and perform various waiata haka, and cultural traditions through the support of our awesome Kapa Haka tutor (Te Ao Marama Arts Company).
Wai Ako is being developed in our Junior and Senior schools to promote the Te Reo Maori curriculum. Wai Ako means Learning Songs. The programme uses catchy music videos to get the children singing the basic phrases of the curriculum. It also promotes learning pronunciation, phrase structure, and vocabulary. With the support of Wai Ako we are more confident to use Te Reo on a daily basis in our classroom and around the School.