Inquiry based around Maori Tikanga



Year 3 have recently started their Inquiry based around Maori Tikanga/Culture by going to Mangere Maunga/Mountain. We had a very excited group of learners with loads of helpful and kind parents. Mr Rawson introduced the group by performing his pepeha and and we all sang a waiata to support him.

Seven of our students then did their own pepeha. They were amazing and we were all very proud of them. We went on a hikoi up the mountain and are now officially experts on the science, history, geography and people of Te Pane O Mataoho.

Our guides for the day Whaea Leilani and Pauline were amazing and full of knowledge. We learnt titi torea (stick games) and made a harakeke wrist band after lunch.

We learnt so much and are now integrating our new learning back into our inquiry at school. Kia ora nui to our parents and the staff of Te Pane O Mataoho.

Miss Kelso, Y3 Team Leader