In 2010 we were very fortunate to receive a bike track for our kura. This includes a track around our field, a pump track and a skills track where our tamariki can learn not only how to ride a bike but also opportunity to learn bike safety.
Kapa haka provides a learning environment that celebrates our Māori culture and what it means to be Māori. It is a taonga tuku iho i.e. something that is handed down inter-generationally – to be valued and treasured. It is a vehicle to appreciate te reo Māori me ōna tikanga, contributing to the retention and revitalisation of the language. At the same time, students are learning life skills, by having to demonstrate commitment and self-discipline. There are cognitive and physical benefits too – in terms of memorisation and coordination. Students also benefit from the values associated with being part of a group e.g. whānaungatanga, manaakitanga and aroha.