LANGUAGE & THE ARTS
Our Te Reo tutor Matua George is inspiring us all to embrace our native language through formal greetings, beautiful waiata, traditional story telling and simple conversations. Every class has time with Matua George while our teaching staff continue to build Te Reo into their weekly programs. Both our Maori and non-Maori students are encouraged and supported to take on new language challenges with confidence.
Revived in 2019, the School Choir ignites and fosters a love of music and singing among members. Including students from Year 6 to 8, the group rehearses every Wednesday taking on a range of modern and classic songs aimed at challenging students to build on their passion for singing. Choir leaders Sabina Tsan and Miss Gilly also work on collaboration, confidence and performance skills and we are excited to hear the results later this year.
Led by Mr Chris Hogarth and parent volunteer Whaea Faith, our Kapa Haka group, through song and dance, fosters deep connections with place and whanau. Tairua School is the birthplace of the annual Coromandel Cultural Festival uniting schools from across the peninsula for a shared celebration of our unique culture and heritage. The Festival will be hosted by Mercury Bay Area School in 2019.