Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tamaki Intermediate - Haka Waiata

This term Tamaki Intermediate has our huge cultural extravaganza - the Haka Waiata Competition. Our students are separated into four houses for competition throughout the year, all named after naval vessels - Leander, Achilles, Calliope and Orpheus. In this video presented by Moli and Sabrina we talk about the competition. Mrs Bailey graciously gave some time to explain the concept and we were able to get a sneak peak at the practises of three of the four houses. Filmed at Tamaki Intermediate on Wednesday 15th October. Filmed by Joshua and presented by Sabrina and Moli.


Wm Chamberlain said...

I am really enjoying watching the videos and learning about your school and your culture. I have a couple questions: Why are the houses named after ships? Do the houses compete in other ways? How important is this celebration in your community?

Mr. C

Tamaki College said...

This looks as if it is going to be really exciting guys!!! I can't wait to see more..
Miss Ferguson
Tamaki College

tamakitoday said...

@ wm chamberlain - I've got the kids researching the naval history of New Zealand and they'll post a definite answer to the first part. The ships are all vessels that sank with loss of life in New Zealand's history (our school is 52 years old). The houses do compete in other ways in every aspect of school life from behaviour in the class to weekly competitions. We have a big award ceremony at the end of the year for the best house. We should get the hall filled with members of the public for our big show and of course we'll put the highlights here on tamakitoday!

@ tamaki college
Thanks Miss Ferguson. Hope everything is going well at the College, and well done on 1,000 visits only another 29,000 to go to catch up with wm chamberlains class blog!