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Waiata and Ukulele Workshops

February 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm


Ukulele and Waiata Workshops for Beginners

To increase teachers repertoire of waiata, kupu/words and basic kiwaha/phrases that enhance children’s identity, belonging and wellbeing.

Presented by Maria Sydney in West Auckland.

Only $180.00pp for the series of 3 workshops!

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This series of three workshops will be an opportunity to build your confidence in using te reo Māori, while raising cultural awareness through learning the tikanga and pūrakau associated with waiata.

Having a particularly strong interest and passion for te reo Māori herself, Maria will weave te reo Māori and matauranga Māori (i.e karakia, waiata and ideas to support bicultural practice) throughout the workshops and be available for support with pronunciation and tips as well.

A safe, relaxed and fun learning space will be provided to ensure that all akonga have ample time and support throughout the workshops where needed.

Waiata can have deep symbolic meaning and can be used to reflect whakapapa, purakau/ stories, identity and cultural values.

Learning (outcomes) for tamariki:

Waiata are fun for tamariki and enhances mana, creativity, language acquisition, participation and so much more! 

Supports awareness of sounds, words, rhythm and rhyme

Ability to be creative and expressive through learning and singing waiata 

Using actions that accompany waiata can help with co-ordination skills too.

The use of te reo and tikanga Māori support tamariki to connect with their identity as Māori and strengthens their sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Brought to you by Maria Sydney.

$180.00 per person

All 6:00pm-8:00pm at HubWest, 29 Corban Ave, Henderson

Part One: 9 February 2021

Part Two: 16 February 2021 (postponed until 23 February)

Part Three: 23 February 2021 (postponed until 16 March)

Attendees will need to borrow or purchase a ukulele to bring with them.

A holistic approach to teaching and learning in a supportive and fun learning environment, this is an opportunity for kaiako (all ages, stages, backgrounds and abilities) to come and enjoy learning a new skill that can be used to support interactions with tamariki, whanau and beyond!

Apologies, this event is now SOLD OUT.

Maria is available to come to your setting during daytime hours to support your team privately. Dates are limited so please get in touch to secure support for your team (see below). For more information including costs, contact [email protected]

With respect and aroha, Maria is available to come in to your service and work alongside kaiako and tamariki (where appropriate) to offer extra support for centres using a role modelling and tuakana/teina approach. I can provide kaiako with inspiration of how to best support te reo Māori and tikanga Māori in their service including support with values in practice i.e Aroha, Whanaungatanga, Manaakitanga and much more to enhance teachers competence and understanding of te ao Māori. As well as waiata sessions and karakia that is connected to every day learning and teaching.


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February 9, 2021
6:00 pm


27 Corban Avenue, Henderson
Auckland, New Zealand
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