I’ve been focusing on bringing the Maori culture more into the classroom. In room Whareiti today we are continuing to learn waiata.  The second waiata we’ve learned is called TENA KOUTOU. Mr Madge played it on the ukulele while the rest of the class backed him up. This waiata is used to greet and welcome people at a pöwhiri or used just as a welcome song. It is easy to learn because each line is repeated or echoed. It is often performed with one person leading.Tena Koutou


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