Rongomaraeroa-o-nga-hau-e-wha and Us.

We are so lucky to have such a close relationship with our Marae, and their endless support and encouragement.  Below is a video of our two senior classes giving a little back to our Marae as they tautoko the powhiri for the new Chief of Army.  It was a long and freezing day, and I am so proud of the manner in which our students conducted themselves.

Thank you to Pip Bliss for capturing our kids in the perfect spot! 🙂

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Kia Ora Koutou,

To kick off our celebration of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, I would like to share a beautiful speech by a rather talented young Kapiti College student.  As a proud owner of a Māori name, with a son who also has a Māori name, I can really relate to how important it is for people to at the very least try their best to pronounce your name correctly. A name is a special thing, it’s the very first gift given to you.  Here is a link to a rather good page with explanations and recordings to help you on your pronunciation journey.