Thursday, 21 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey: Week One Day Four Activity One: The Waiata - A Song in Your Heart

Thursday 21 December
Day Four: Hitting A High Note
Activity One: The Waiata - A Song in Your Heart

In the past, Māori would often use song as a way of sharing information or communicating emotions.  A waiata is the name given to a traditional Māori song. One of my all-time favourite waiata is Kia Paimarie. What about you?

Use Google to research traditional Māori Waiata. Listen to a number of Waiata and read the lyrics. On your blog tell us which one of the waiata you found you like the most. Why do you like it?


  1. Hey! I really like this song too. It is really catchy and just makes you want to dance. It was a massive hit and really popular when it first came out. I saw the movie Boy a few years ago and really enjoyed it. It is super funny! What are movies do you like?

  2. Hi Saveu

    My name is Sarah and I go to Glen Innes School.
    Great work on this task, I love how you explained so well written. Keep it up.

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