Monday, 11 August 2014

Luisa's Powhiri


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

When I first arrived at school, there was a sausage sizzle but I didn’t feel like eating because I ate at home, so I ran to  room   7 to put my bag away before lining up to set ourselves in the hall. By the time I reached the classroom I was exhausted and I was panting like a dog

Once the bell went we had to go to the hall. As we were lining up I felt excited to see the Mayor Len Brown and Dr.Nick Smith the minister of Conservation and Minister of Housing. It took a while to enter the hall but finally all the classes in front of us entered and sat down on the side of the hall. Then the Kapa haka did their performance and Hemi’s mum welcomed the guests inside and the guests sat on chairs.

First of all there were two elderly men and one man stood up and he said a speech and prayed in Maori. When he finished the other man stood up and spoke in Tongan and then he spoke to the mayor about the problems that the  families at Glenbrae were having to move to other houses because they are rebuilding the houses and they sometimes destroy the homes to makes space to build other homes.

After that they went outside to do the sod turning. Sod turning when they dig up the dirt and put it inside a container and they blessed the land.

After the powhiri we went back to class and there was another surprise. The surprise was lollies and  a balloon we had a little play of volleyball with a balloon but then  the bell rang for learning.

That is how the powhiri went and thanks for reading.

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