Thursday, 2 April 2015

Event-Malama Honua

Malama Honua Event

One  very bright, sunny Wednesday morning, 25th of March 2015, the Manaiakalani Cluster went to Pt England to see the two wakas that had come from Hawaii. These two wakas were  called the  Hourua Hokule’a and the Hikianalia.

When we arrived at Pt England beach, we saw all the schools from the cluster there, so we went to sit down in our area. Then we saw them arriving. When they came to shore, we sang the waiata  “E Honore”  and we did a haka to welcome them. When we finished singing the waiata,  we sat down.

After that the Kaumatua we welcomed the people from the waka. Then one of the people from the waka gave a speech in Hawaiian but the funny thing was, we did not understand what he was talking about until it was translated in English.

Then a lady from the Hourua Hokule’a responded in her language. After that, all the children went down to the beach to hi five the visitors and say their goodbyes.

Finally, we walked back to school in the hot sun.

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By Alfred,Sam and Chris.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Easter Day

  1. What is Easter?The most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church, celebrating the resurrection of Christ and held (in the Western Church) between 21 March and 25 April, on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern spring equinox.
The weekend from Good Friday to Easter Monday.
  1. Who celebrates Easter?Many Christians celebrate Easter Sunday as the day of Jesus Christ's resurrection, which is written in the New Testament of the Christian bible. According to the Gospel of John in the New Testament, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb where Jesus was buried and found it empty.
  2. Why do they celebrate Easter?So Jesus did not stay dead; He rose from the dead! We are actually celebrating Jesus' death for our sins and His resurrection. That is why many people call   Easter, Resurrection Sunday, because that is exactly what it is.
  3. What is the significance of the Easter egg?The egg, an ancient symbol of new life, has been associated with pagan festivals celebrating spring. From a Christian perspective, Easter egg are said to represent Jesus' emergence from the tomb and resurrection.