Marae

This term we have been learning all about the Marae. We have learned that…….

  • The Marae is an important focal point for the community.
  • The Marea is a place where tradition and customs can be carried out.
  • The Marae is a place where people can express their values with dignity.
  • There are many kawa ( protocols) that prevail on the marae.
  • Marae kawa (protocols) can differ between maraes and iwi.


We have focussed on some key concepts when doing this learning.
These are listed and explained in the table below.

Concept
Definition -
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.
Tikanga
The right way of doing things
Pōwhiri
welcoming ceremony
Tangata whenua
local people
Manuhiri
visitors
Tūrangawaewae
A home
Whanaungatanga
likes family and belonging 
Manaakitanga
care for other peoples heath and well-being 
Aroha
means love, respect and concern

See this video for an explanation of the roles and responsibilities of people on a marae.

Something I would like to learn more about the marae is……...



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