School Karakia

Karakia reinforce the connection between people and the atua. Karakia give thanks and ask for good fortune.

Karakia for the start of the day

Whakataka te hau ki te uru              Cease the winds from the west

Whakataka te hau ki te tonga         Cease the winds from the south

Kia mākinakina ki uta                         Let the breezes blow over the land

Kia mātaratara ki tai                           Let the breezes blow over the ocean

E hī ake ana te atākura                       Let the red tipped dawn come

He tio, he huka, he hauhunga          With a sharpened air, a touch of frost, a promise of a glorious day

Haumi e! Hui e! Tāiki e!                       Join! Gather! Intertwine!