Ko wai mātou? / Who are we?
What happens when a vibrant Māori dance teacher and an
award-winning children’s author join creative forces?
Hī Hā is what happens!
Kia ora! We’re Lleuarne Panoho and Sally Sutton, and together we’ll get your students moving, thinking and creating like never before! We know kids and we understand teachers – and we’ve listened to the call for fresh, fun, easy and meaningful ways to bring the arts and Te Reo Māori into today’s busy classrooms.
We’ve each seen how our work empowers kids. We’ve seen how they grow in self-confidence, pride, empathy and understanding. Together, we believe we can change lives. We’re passionate about helping tamariki to create fitter bodies, stronger minds and more powerful imaginations. Our programme makes this possible.
Of course, we can’t do it without you, our teachers. Please join us! Kids think better on their feet – let’s get them up and get them creating! We are so excited to share Hī Hā with you!
Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini.
My strength is not that of a single warrior, but that of many.
MEET OUR ARTISTS
PROGRAMME 1 - MANU
It's here! 'Manu' is Hī Hā's first educational programme and we've pulled out all the stops!
From bird-themed dance and stretch videos to a story dance, from projects making bird feeders, masks and poi to bird-drawing challenges... There are writing exercises including persuasive speeches and interviews, dialogues, poems, diary entries and story starters. You'll also find puzzles, playground games, plays, and simple Te Reo Māori words and phrases repeated throughout the programme, as well as our 'Link it' section made especially for teachers by teachers to offer support with the curriculum. Did we mention a school production using the resources and tools learnt throughout the programme?
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PROGRAMME 2 - TANIWHA, TANIWHA!
Taniwha, Taniwha! is in development! An exciting programme featuring lots of Kiwi talent and creative projects....