Te Reo Māori

St Joseph’s recognises the importance of New Zealand’s cultural diversity and the unique position of Māori culture.

We will continue to, to the best of our ability:

Look for and act on opportunities to integrate Māori each day

Undertake professional development to improve our skills and knowledge

Provide all students with experiences and understandings in cultural traditions, language and local history

Our Junior Kapa Haka group performing in Hawera 2018.

Our Senior Kapa Haka group Hato Hohepa o Opunake performing in Hawera 2018.

How many of these can you add into your day?

Kia inoi tatou- Let us pray

We are absolutely blessed to have Matua Lewis Domb as our Kapa Haka tutor and mentor.

Matua Lewis has a fantastic rapport with the students and has high expectations for us all as performers. He has been an instrumental part of developing Te Ao Māori in our school.

We are thrilled to announce that Matua Lewis is back with us again in 2020.

Kapa Haka - Matua Lui not only teaches us waiata and haka, he also teaches us Tikanga Māori, including how to participate in powhiri.

The origin of a name...

At the end of year prize giving we recognise the senior students who have led, enthusiastically and passionately, Hato Hohepa ō Opunake, our Kapa Haka group.

Kaitatake Tane -

Kaitatake Wahine -

Kaitatake Wahine -