Thursday, 21 December 2017


Day 4: Hitting a High Note…

Activity 1: 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. Hi macky

    My name is Sarah and I go to Glen Innes School.
    What a fabulous work! Keep up the great job.

  2. Hey there Macky, great job with this activity!

    I like the way you have presented your answer. It's cool that you have made the connection to the movie Boy and have inserted a few photos to accompany the explanation.

    I also really like how you have written a translation of one line in particular.
    "My feelings, swing out in a rhythm."
    What do you think that means?

    What other songs do you listen to?


  3. Kia ora Macky,

    My name is Emiely (pronounced “Emily”) and I work alongside Billy at the Summer Learning Journey!

    Like Billy has said, you have done a great job presenting this blog post! I like the way you have used colour and pictures to brighten up this blog post. I also like how you found photos that go well and add to the writing of your blog post. Thank you for sharing line of the song. Well done, Macky!

    My favourite waiata is Aotearoa. I like how the waitata talks about New Zealand and is a great reflection of who we are as a country! I think the song is so catchy! My favourite part is when the woman starts singing part of the national anthem. I'll add a link to the video of the song so you can listen to it too. Let me know what you think of it!

    Aotearoa song link:

    It is great to see you have made a start to the Summer Learning Journey! I know the Summer Learning Journey team have enjoyed reading and commenting on your blog. We can't wait to see what else you will blog!

    Noho ora mai,

    Emiely :)

  4. Hi Macky its me Lusia, I am currently at college right now,
    but I would like to wish you good luck for this year! College is soo Fun & different! I wish I could see you guys again!
    I hope you had an outstanding holiday! <3 xx