Writing a Mihi
Everything flows from the mountain, through the river. Then the people settle, so this is the order in which we say our mini. Below is the template we have used to write our mihi's.
Opening and closing Karakia
The Treaty of Waitangi is an inherent part of our practice where Tikanga and te reo are woven into the fabric of our day...here are our karakia to open and close the day.
CONNECTING WITH NATURE THROUGH MUSICAL PLAY
CONNECTING WITH NATURE THROUGH MUSICAL PLAY. JULIE WYLIE Children feel at home in the balanced ecosystem of nature, because it is here that they and their playing belong. Nature is a constant source of beauty, inspiration and imagination. The child’s…Read more ›
Manaakitanga is my Maori name given by the Ratana elders. While manaakitanga is but a singular word, it’s important to note that it does not have a singular meaning or application. Manaakitanga and its root word, manaaki, describes or manifests, in a Māori sense, more of a broader cultural concept around reciprocity of kindness, respect…
An interesting holistic model for health according to the eight tentacles of the Octopus, Te Wheke in Māori culture
The Maori (the indigenous people of New Zealand) which includes myself, have a very different way of defining health outcomes compared to western medicine. Te Wheke (the octopus) is often used as a…
Māori harvesting seasons
The traditional food economy was based around the different seasons, as shown by this chart. Māori needed a complex understanding of the natural world to maximise harvesting.
Mihi and koru project. First develop mihi and publish on computer. Draw Koru, each steam indicates family larger ones parents smaller ones yourself and siblings. Fold and cut in thirds, pastels on top, warm and cold colours. Mid section shading with pencil. Bottom section collage with newspaper and newspaper the same colour as the inside of the koru in the top section. Am not responsible for this idea, borrowed from wonderful teachers at Tamatea Intermediate , thank you Mrs McPhee you rock!
Whānau connections: What? How? Why? So What? Now What? The importance of whanaungatanga at HPSS.
Whanaungatanga 1. (noun) relationship, kinship, sense of family connection – a relationship through shared experiences and working together which provides people with a sense of belonging. It…