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Exploring Māori Culture: A Journey of Tradition and Heritage

05 Apr 2024

We are excited to announce a wonderful cultural exchange initiative undertaken by our enrolled school students. Our students have been privileged to broaden their horizons through interactions with students from a Deaf school in Japan. This week, Kelston Boys High School share insights into Māori Culture.

Andre enlightens us about Māori History, tracing back to the first people who arrived in Aotearoa NZ and the significant moment of the Treaty of Waitangi signing.

Max passionately discusses Kapa haka, unravelling its deep-rooted meaning and cultural significance in our traditions.

D-Sharn sheds light on Karakia, emphasising its role as a blessing woven into the fabric of our social occasions, connecting us to our spiritual heritage.

Zen shares his profound knowledge of Matariki, the celestial cluster that holds immense importance in our cultural calendar, signifying new beginnings and unity.

Frank takes us on a culinary journey as he shares insights into Hangi, a traditional Māori cooking method. He reveals its preparation process and cultural significance in bringing communities together.

Hearty bridges languages by offering key Māori phrases into English, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of our linguistic heritage.

Callan guides us through the ritual of Powhiri and the significance of our Marae, inviting us into the heart of our cultural gatherings. He further invites you to explore Ko Taku Reo's Rūaumoko Marae, a place where our traditions come alive.