Monday, 2 March 2015

Friday Fun: Te Reo

Our Friday Fun at the moment is focussed on Te Reo, and as part of that Room 16 has been learning a waiata called Toia mai te waka. This is a song about us coming together as one, although we come from many different backgrounds. Room 16 certainly are beautiful singers, and hopefully you'll get to hear us singing it in the upcoming Pukeko celebration!

Tōia mai te waka nei
Haul this canoe ashore

Kumea mai te waka nei
Drag this canoe ashore

Ki te takotoranga takoto ai
To its special resting place

Tiriti te mana motuhake
And the Treaty bestowing on us our absolute authority

Te tangi a te manu e
Heralded by the cry of the bird

The shining cuckoo

Kui, kui, kui
Calling, calling

Whiti, whiti ora
For good to prevail

Hui e, tāiki e
As we unite together as one 

1 comment:

  1. I heard you learning this song on one of my walks around the school. Ka pai Room 16!