Friday, 31 July 2015

Flava Festival

We have been practicing since last term for our perfomance at the Flava Festival today. The children showed fantastic perseverance in learning the actions to the Matariki song and finding humour when sometimes we turned in different directions from each other! 
The Kotahitanga Jump Jam routine is something that the children love particpating in as part of our daily morning routine. It was great to share this with the wider communty. This is their favourite contemporary Māori dance routine and their enthusiasm as they performed was clearly evident. Children took responsible risks to be able to perform in new surroundings and in front of a very large crowd. 
In turn, we watched several other performances by other groups. The children showed Manaakitanga, care and respect by listening with wonderment and awe. We are respectful, we listen, we learn.  He rōpū manaaki, he rōpū whakarongo, he rōpū ako mātou.
This type of event allows us to see how the Habbits of Mind are sustainable in bi-cultural way.

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