Kia ora ngā whanau
I hope you all had a fantastic hararei and are ready for a busy last term here at kura.
Noho Marae – Tahuwhakatiki (Romai) Marae
In week 5 our senior kapa haka rōpu will be staying overnight at our Marae (Romai) from Thursday, 10th to Friday, 11th November 2016. We will leaving school at 9am on Thursday and arriving back at school at 2pm on Friday. During our stay at the Marae we will aim to polish and perfect our performance for the Ra Whakangahau, prepare, put down and experience a traditional hangi, repair and/or make kakahu (costume) accessories and hold a whanau hui to review the progress of our Māori students and current practices.
Each student will be asked to contribute $5.00 as a koha to the Marae and donate a few vegetables for the Hangi. A notice will come home with your tamariki in week four to let you know what vegetables we need and where to drop them off at school.
We will need parent support throughout both days, for our whanau hui and overnight, please tick the relevant boxes on the attached permission form where you can provide support for the Noho. Your participation and contributions are highly valued and very much appreciated.
This year the Ra Whakangahau is being hosted by St Mary’s School, 13th Avenue, Tauranga. Our senior group are performing on Friday, 25th November at 10.15am. We will be traveling by bus to the venue, leaving school at 9am returning to school by 2pm.
Tamariki will be required to wear full uniform including shoes to school as normal as they will be changing into and out of their kakahu (costumes) while at the event. Please provide a named plastic bag to put your child’s uniform into while they are performing to ensure no items of clothing get lost.
We will require some parents to join us on the bus and assist with dressing, preparing for the performance and supervising the group at the venue. Please print and fill out the details on the attached permission slip below if you are able to join us for the day. Any parents wanting to travel in their own car to the venue to watch the group perform are most welcomed, but all tamariki must travel on the bus to the venue. If you are wanting to take your tamariki home after the performance please make sure you make contact with me so I can check your tamariki off our list before you leave the venue.
A detailed itinerary and a map showing how to get to the venue is also attached below. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to drop me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org