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Rotorua ECE Festival

07 Nov 2018

Rotorua ECE Festival

This week we participated in the Rotorua ECE Festival.  Ngā tamariki confidently took the stage and shared their voices and strengths with the early childhood education community.

We sang and danced to two waiata, Pūrerehua and Pungawerewere.  We also added in E rere taku poi last minute and this was performed exceptionally well by our tamariki.

There was a half an hour break that needed to be filled so we also took to the stage and filled in some time with an impromptu performance of Baby shark and the Hokey Tokey!

Ngā tamariki you showed your confidence and natural abilities as you took to the stage to perform.  It was such a great experience to be shared by all.

Sharing a performance such as this, is a way in which we can express ourselves, share our thoughts and ideas and to develop communication through other means, such as waiata and through the use of symbols and art. (Te Whāriki, 2017) 

Singing is another way in which we can learn and share te reo Māori, this also provides lots of opportunities to express and build upon tikanga practices such as, kotahitanga (unity), whanaungatanga (relationships), manaakitanga (respect and hospitality), rangatiratanga (leadership) and ūkaipōtanga (belonging).