Saturday, 2 September 2017

Siva Mai!

A huge thank you to Ezra and Rachel (Mr and Mrs Schuster)for coming in to help teach the children a Samoan dance.  You are awesome!  Faafetai!


Monday, 12 June 2017

Junior Song

Savalivali means go for a walk
Tautalatala means too much talk
Alofa ia te oe means I love you
Take it easy, faifai lemu
Teine manaia means pretty girl
Ta’amilomilo means around the world
Whisper to me means musumusu maia
Oi aue, means my, oh my

Pate Pate (Log drum)

Our new song we are currently learning...

tu la ki luga ke fai malama
taimi tenei e fai na hiva
tu la ki luga ke fai malama
lue lue malie te gali o na hiva

aue aue
tama mimita
aue aue
teine mimita
aue aue
hihiva mimita
aue aue

kikila mai la fakaakiali atu

e a mai tau faiva e a mai
taku ika e fofou ai au
e a mai tau faiva e a mai

hihiva ki luga hihiva mai ve
hihiva malie ki te pate pate

hiva ki luga hiva ki lalo
hiva malie ki te pate pate

get up stand up let your feelings be known
the time has come to perform the dance
get up stand up let your intentions be known
swaying ever so sweetly the message in the dance

Oh! Oh!
the boys are very bold
Oh! Oh!
the girls are very bold
Oh! Oh!
the dancers are very bold
Oh! Oh!

Watch me now, it’s my turn to show

“How is the fishing with you, how is it?” (Girl)
“The fish that I truly long for” (Boy)
“How is the fishing with you, how is it? (Girl)

dance on up, dance just like that
dancing ever so sweetly to the Pate Pate (logdrum) X2

dance on up, dance on down
Dancing ever so sweetly to the rhythms of the log drum

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Calling all Year 0-2!

If your child is in a year 0-2 class and you would like them to join the Pasifika Group in Term 2 please see Mrs Wallbank or speak to your child's teacher.

Happy Easter and Safe Holidays!

Thursday, 6 April 2017


Please return all costumes to Mrs Wallbank in room 15.  We still have a few that have yet to be returned.  

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Pasifika Fun Day

Everyone performed so well on Saturday!  Thank you so much to the parents who came out to support (a special mention to Teuila and Mary's parents - Rachael and Ezra for helping out on the day) and a huge thank you to Mr MacMillan for being such a great sport by joining in with the dancing and fun.  You are all such stars!

Rotorua Primary School performance

The boys getting oil put on

Getting ready in the tent

Girls putting on their head bands

Getting ready to go on stage

Mary and Mr MacMillan dancing to the drums!

The children got asked to bring their parents up to the stage for a dance too!

All the parents joined in the dancing too!

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Costume try on

Teuila trying on her costume and hoping that it fits and it does....just!  Hallelujah!