Sunday, 23 July 2017

Te Pae Tamariki 2017


Here are some wonderful photos of our ropu performing at Te Pae Tamariki this year. 

Ka mau te wehi! 



Friday, 26 May 2017

Kia ora Whānau,

We have now selected our ropu and sent information and permission slips home on Friday 26th May for our performance at Te Pae Tamariki 2017. This has been a very hard group to choose this year due to the interest and growth in Kapa Haka at CSNS.

We have selected the group based on a variety of criteria; seniority, experience (particularly for younger members), attendance at both Friday practises and Sunday workshop, commitment and attitude.  Tamariki (children) also needed to show they knew the words and actions, particularly of the waiata we have been learning for a while now. They also needed to demonstrate discipline in being able to stand and concentrate for periods of time.

We know there will be some disappointment, but please rest assured we do not make these decisions lightly. Keep practising and enjoying kapa haka from the blog!  We do want everyone back in Term 3 when we will be resuming the normal Kapa Haka format. Kia kaha!

For those who have been invited, you will need to commit to the further two Sunday practices (11th and 18th June), our regular practices as well as putting aside some of your own time to jump on this blog to learn the words and actions of the seven waiata at the top of this blog. It is essential you continue to put in 100% if you are to make it to the Regent on the 19th June.

Nga mihi,

Jacqui Sturgess

Friday, 12 May 2017

Wairua O Te Puna

Wairua O Te Puna - video



Wairua o te puna, Aroha, aroha, aroha
Wairua o te puna, Aroha, aroha, aroha

I tau i tau i runga ra
he tangata
hei ora mo
nga mea katoa
o te whenua,
o te rangi,
o waenganui


Wairua o te puna, Aroha, aroha, aroha
Wairua o te puna, Aroha, aroha, aroha


Kia pupu, pupu ake x 3


Aroha, aroha, a-ro-ha!



The spirit is bubbling up
all across the land
And the spirit welling up
is love!

The spirit welling up is love,
affection, togetherness!

Situated high above us
is a being
that is the lifeforce
for all things
upon the land,
in the spiritual world,
and in between.

May it bubble up for ever,

Love, affection, togetherness!


Sunday, 23 April 2017

Te Pae Tamariki waiata list

Te Pae Tamariki 2017

Those tauira aiming to be part of our Te Pae Tamariki ropu near the end of Term 2 should practise the following waiata and haka as well as coming to all practises at school and additional workshops.  

Waiata tira - Wairua O Te Puna

Whakaeke - Mate Atu He Toa

Maiata Pao - Manawa Mai
Waiata-a-ringa - Te Ahu a Turanga 

Poi - Rona 

Haka - Tika Tonu 

Whakawatea - Tukua Atu Ra 

All the words and videos are on the blog.









Saturday, 22 April 2017

Rona - poi song

Here is another new waiata poi that we will be learning ahead of 
Te Pae Tamariki in Term 2.
Please use the links below to learn the words.




Friday, 31 March 2017

Tōia Mai te Waka Nei




Another video for you to practise your actions with. A big thank you to these children for helping to make this video. 
Ka mau te wehi! Awesome! 

Tai Aroha


New waiata we began to learn today.  
Here is a link to a version you can practise the tune and words with.