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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Term three reflection

On the 17.9.15 Waimairi school drove on the bus to the commons to share their learning and perform their inquiry projects. This term He Tangata have been learning about how the māori values (whanaungatanga, Kotahitanga and manaakitia) connect to the arts.

 I saw many examples of these. I saw Kotahitanga throughout the whole day but the performance showing the most Kotahitanga was the flash mob (for those of you who don't know what a flash mob is it is a type of dance were two people jump up and start dancing in a routine and gradually more and more people join) The flash mob was showing Kōtahitanga because the people doing it were working as a team and using the unity of the group. I saw whānaunga in the senior choir because they were performing as a family. 

He tangata shared their learning of māori values through a series of plays, they also did a flash mob with hurunui house.
My performance went well because the audience connected with us and we faced the audience and they seemed very interested in our play. 

The highlights of the day were the band playing, the pianists and the flash mob.
I involved the audience because I looked at the crowd and spoke loudly. I think it is important to look at the Audience, speak loudly and show emotions to connect with the audience when performing because if you don't include the audience they won't be interested. 

The audience connected with me because they were staring at us watching, laughing when something funny happened and clapping at the end. 
In the future I will connect with the performers when I'm an audience by looking at the performers and even if I'm not interested, I still will.

Here is a link to video of our dance in our play: 


  1. I saw you connect with the audience, Casper. Your group was confident and clearly well prepared for your performance.
    I also loved watching Hurunui come together with the Flash Mob. It was fun and impressive to get so many people involved.
    What a cool term you have had.

  2. Ka mau te wehi e tama! He pai tō mahi i te tautoko te kaupapa o Kotahitanga raua ko Whanaungatanga.

    Awesome Caspar. Great work in explaining the meaning behind Kotahitanga and Whanaungatanga - expertly done.

    Ngā mihi - Reetah x