Cultural

IMG_2288At St Paul’s School, students will use their God-given ability to learn to communicate in an additional language, develop their capacity to learn further languages, and explore different world views in relation to their own.IMG_2297

Te re Maori, the indigenous language of New Zealand, is a taonga and protected under the Treaty of Waitangi.  Therefore at St Paul’s School Te Reo Maori will be the focus.

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Students will be given the opportunity to learn Te Reo and Tikanga Maori and communicate this understanding with others, while demonstrating an awareness of the school’s Catholic Character.

Through the learning of Te Reo Maori, all students at St Paul’s School will be encouraged to have pride in their origins, language and culture.

Kapa Haka

All students from Year 1 -3 and Year 4 -6 are given the opportunity to join the Kapa Haka Group, which will be taken each week by Mrs Hobby, Mrs Body-Soole and Matau Seidl.

Year 1 -3: Tuesday lunchtime

Year 4 – 6: Monday lunchtimes

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Senior Students welcoming the Rugby Junior World Cup Irish Team 2014
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Mrs Wolsey teaching a new song to the Kapa Haka Group
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Kapa Haka Performance 2014
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Cultural Dress Day 2013
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Pasifika Group visit to the Massey Library 2013
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Cultural Dress Day 2013