Seddon School has a strong Kapa Haka group who compete in our local Taiopenga Festival every year.
Our Kapa Haka group welcome new students and staff into our school every 5 weeks and hand over taonga for our new arrivals.
As our Year 8's leave they are given pounamu to show their strength over the passing of time.
Seddon School acknowledges the excellent and leadership shown in our Kapa Haka with awards in our prizegiving for leadership in this area.
MAORI LANGUAGE & TIKANGA
All classes have a component of te reo and tikanga included in the curriculum. Our teaching team are all committed to their own professional development in this area.
We are currently working with our Whanau group to develop the school te reo Māori & tikanga curriculum and expectations/aspirations for our kura.
We meet with our whanau group at least once per term to openly discuss matters that arise. These are open agenda meetings and generally directed by our whanau rather than the teachers / principal. We actively encourage all Māori whanau to attend these meetings and have shared kai with our tamariki to start the session off so that everyone who wants to attend can.
We celebrate Matariki with a special week and on the Friday have interactions days at school where whanau can come in and share in our learning. When we are able to we also organise a school wide hangi for this day.