Whanau (family)

Kia ora koutou,

Nau Mai haere mai ki to ACS whanau paetukutuku.  This site is aimed at being an informative way to view what's going on, in and around our Maori community.   

  • Kapa Haka
  • Powhiri
  • Events
  • Whanau Hui
  • Connection with Taumutu Marae
Kapa Haka
Held once a week in the morning 9am-10am.  Taught by Matua Anton McLean who is able to teach our shared faith and te ao Maori, which is so beautifully encapsulated.  We are very blessed to have a Kapa Haka tutor who shares the same faith and is able to intertwine the two so beautifully and effortlessly.  Students learn waiata, waiata-a-ringa, poi, haka and kupu.  Kapa Haka is offered to Yr4-10's who wish to commit for the year and attend big events.  Then we also offer the opportunity to our Yr2-3's who wish to learn within school time to extend the learning that's already taught in class.   We also give our students access to our very own blog which gives students access to kupu and waiata.  We hold many events throughout the year within the school and in the wider community which gives our tamariki a chance to showcase all they have learnt through out the year.

Powhiri
This is an event our Kura do well.  Our Kapa Haka ropu open with a welcome, at this event the whole Kura gather to take part in the process of welcoming new students or teachers to ACS and international short-term students and teachers to our school.  It's a great way to teach the whole school what it means to come together and eventually become one people.

Events
Cultural Festival 2017 - Monday 14th - Friday 18th August 2017 
The biggest event for the year 2017 was Cultural Festival, 7 months of practicing, preparing Kapa Haka uniform, making poi and tying up loose ends produced amazing results.  Please click on the resources section to watch the video of our performance at the Cultural Festival.

Other events throughout the year:  Nga Powhiri and Arts Evening.

Whanau Hui
Generally held once a term this is a great time to meet with our Maori community to discuss matters arising and up-coming events.   Held in the staffroom, 6pm-7.30pm.  A light meal will be provided and children are most welcome.  A personal invite is emailed out to families who are of Maori descent, though all are welcome.  
All we request is for you and your whanau to RSVP to Kiri-Lee on kirilee.williams@aidanfield.school.nz with numbers attending for catering purposes.  (RSVP's are due the day before the Hui, Monday 12 pm.)

Whanau Hui Dates for 2018:
  • Tuesday 13th February 
  • Tuesday 15th May
  • Tuesday 7th August
  • Tuesday 30th October

Taumutu Marae
Aidanfield Christian School are very proud to announce that we are now affiliated with Taumutu Marae - A place of learning.  Te Taumutu marae has a long and proud history of working with schools to support them in being culturally responsive to Maori students.  We look forward to what the future holds.  

Colossians 3:16-17. 16-Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and advise one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns and songs from the spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17-And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

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