Monday, 11 August 2014


There was a Powhiri at our school and we had to write about it.

Hello! I’m Aaliyahna and I’m going to tell you about the special event that happened this morning at our school, Glenbrae Primary in Glen Innes.

When I first got to school, there were sausage sizzles and also pulpy and fruit drinks and I ate 2 sausages and 2 drinks for free , and that was my breakfast. Then we  went to room 7 to put  our bags away and have some free time for a little bit. Then we went to the hall again  and all the sausage sizzle mess was gone.

Next we sat down in the hall and then we got ready.  When we sat down we heard the haka that Room 10 and 9 did. Then after room 10 and 9 finished the haka,  Nick Smith and the Mayor of Auckland, Len Brown came inside to see us.

We standed up and we sang a song and it was E Tasi Ae E Lasi  when we finished singing E Tasi Ae E Lasi  Len Brown talked about when and where he grew up and he grew up in the south. When he finished his speech he sang a song and it was Te Aroha and while he was singing it we decided to sing with him.

When Len Brown finished, Dr Nick Smith started to talk about the early childhood Education center. When he finished his speech  we sang E Toru nga mea. When we finished singing that song a Maori person that was sitting next to Dr Nick Smith did a speech about the early childhood education centre.

When we finished we lined up to go near the tree that they were going to cut down and when we formed a semicircle they got a shuffle and took it and dug the ground. They put some of the soil into a red bucket.

When the bell rang we went to class and had lollies and blew up balloons.

The end!!.
Here is some pictures


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