I was learning about Maori rituals from the start of term one to the end of term two.
To be honest I didn't know that much at the start of the year but now I feel a little more confident.
What changed? We went on heaps of trips to a marae and learnt heaps of waiata, songs. I participated in a poroporoaki which is a farewell ceremony and a karakia which is a prayer before we eat.
It is important because it's the culture of my country. My goal in the future is when my parents asked me what I have been learning I'll say straight away it's Maori ritual and tell, them what it is but I still need to learn some more.
Here is an audio link to our performances and explanations about our learning. https://soundcloud.com/waimairisounds/mihi-whakatou