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Powhiri and Outdoor Education

Powhiri and Outdoor Education

Wow! What a fantastic powhiri, especially this early in the year. Our tamariki did us all so proud. Thank you to all of our new whanau who came along and supported this process. Well done to Tyler, Joseph, Tiare, Alize, [...]

Hauraki Kapahaka Festival in Paeroa

Hauraki Kapahaka Festival in Paeroa

Kia ora koutou, wow what a week it’s been! On Friday we got to see our tamariki truly rise above and shine at the Hauraki Kapahaka Festival in Paeroa. Despite the rain and having to perform inside at the last [...]

Te Kura Rawhiti o Waihi!

Te Kura Rawhiti o Waihi!

Check out our fantastic Kapahaka group who represented our school and community with mana and passion! Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui. [...]

Kapahaka Dress Rehearsal (12.10.16)

Kapahaka Dress Rehearsal (12.10.16)

We have a group of Kapahaka students in full swing preparing and practising for their performance on Friday. The whole school, 'First Steps' and 'Waihi Kindergarten' got to see the group give a dress rehearsal. WOW! What a performance! The [...]

Kapahaka Group Prepares as Term Four Starts

Kapahaka Group Prepares as Term Four Starts

Welcome back to term 4! We are only 3 days in and the school is a buzz of action, excitement and learning! We had a wonderful powhiri to officially welcome our new students that started towards the end of last [...]

Preparation and the East School Hangi

Preparation and the East School Hangi

On Wednesday 6th of July Waihi East School had a hangi, these photos and video include the day before when students helped prepare the food and of course photos from our hangi feast. [...]

Matariki Waihi Events Survey #2

Matariki Waihi Events Survey #2

#2 survey - Please help us gain more feedback for our Matariki Waihi evaluation. [...]

Matariki Waihi Survey

Matariki Waihi Survey

We completed this survey in our first year of Matariki in 2011. We'd love to see how Matariki Waihi is impacting and influencing our knowledge and waiata 6 years on! [...]

Powhiri for New Principal

Powhiri for New Principal

On Monday morning (25.07.16) Waihi East School pupils, parents and staff welcomed their new Principal Zac Taylor to Waihi East School. [...]

Hangi Fun, Thank you for A Great Term

Hangi Fun, Thank you for A Great Term

My goodness, the last 10 weeks have flown by! What a great end to Term 2! All the fabulous Matariki events (check out the photos below from last weeks Community Celebration), the most delicious hangi today and a stunning performance [...]

Matariki Community Celebration

Matariki Community Celebration

Our Waihi/Waihi Beach District Schools' Matariki Community Celebration was held on Wednesday 29th June, from 5-7 p.m. in the Waihi Memorial Hall. Schools from throughout the Waihi/Waihi Beach District contributed waiata and Kapahaka groups performed as well. [...]

Matariki Community Hikoi

Matariki Community Hikoi

As part of our Matariki Waihi experience local schools gathered for a 'Community Hikoi' (a march) on Friday 24th June, from 12 noon - 1.30 p.m. We met at the Pumphouse and walked through town singing waiata and then back [...]

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