The Year 7 & 8 Marae sleepover was a great fun filled experience thoroughly enjoyed by all.
A huge thank you to Wiremu Hohaia and his team for preparing the rotation activities for our students. This included – retelling the Reitu and Reipae story through whakaari – drama, and learning of traditional Maori games.
Students competed in a Paraoa takakau (flat bread) cook off between teams which was then eaten during afternoon tea and for dinner time. The final activity where groups composed their own songs lead in to a very hilarious evening of shared rap and raw talent.
The Marae sleepover saw students sharing the load and taking responsibility for their clean up duties from washing dishes and sweeping out the wharekai to cleaning showers and vacuuming out the wharenui. It was a great experience for our students who were so in their element, including the few who had never been on a Marae before.