Extending the classroom: Happening Now
A pōwhiri is a formal ceremony including speeches, waiata, and the sharing of kai. Pōwhiri is led by the senior students of the school. This is a leadership opportunity for them. Senior girls karanga for both manuhiri (visitors) and the tangata whenua (our kura/hosts). Senior boys take on the whaikorero (speech roles) for both the manuhiri and kura. If we have manuhiri that want to speak for themselves we accommodate this too.