Whānau (family)

Kia ora koutou,

Nau Mai haere mai ki to ACS whānau 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.


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.


School Fair
Arts Evening
Anthony Wilding Retirement Home

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.  

Dates for 2020 are to be confirmed.

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.