He Whakawheti ana

He Karakia Timatatanga

 

This is our school karakia which we use to focus ourselves at the beginning of the day. 

Children will not be required to say the karaka, but they are, however, expected to sit quietly and respectfully during its use.

 

He whakawhetai ana mo tēnei rā

He whakamaumahara ki ngā taonga tuku iho

Ngā maunga, ngā awa, ngā moana

Ngā rakau, ngā manu

Hei tiritiri mo tātou katoa

O tātou wairua te hanga tangata kotahi

Kia mahi tahi ai

Mo te ao hou tino pai

 

We give thanks for this day

We remember the treasures that have been passed on

The mountains, the rivers, the seas,

The trees, the birds

Are there for us all to share

Our aim should be to build upon friendships

Working together

For a better world