Te Reo me Tikanga Māori

Waka huia is a carved wooden container made for holding precious items like heitiki (pounamu pendants), ear pendants and feathers.

Use this template to decorate your own waka huia! Once you are done, cut it out and stick it together.

Imagine you were about to set off on a waka adventure – who would you take with you? What would you need? What designs would you include on your waka?

Your karakia challenge

Are you up for the challenge, tamariki?

Ask an adult if you can teach them our kakakia. Just take it line by line. When the adult feels confident enough, they can video themselves and then email the video to your Home Group teacher. We can't wait to see how you go!

Nau mai te wero.

Here are some great ways to practise your te reo at home.

You'll find waiata, help with you mihi, a link to instructions on how to make your own poi, and much more.

(Te Reo, Maths, Literacy, Music, Art)

Listen to a story:

How Maui Slowed the Sun (read in te reo Māori)

How Maui Slowed the Sun (read in English)


New Zealand native birds and animals:

Colour the bird or animal of your choice by printing off your favourite here.

Colouring in:

Colour the taniwha