My Dear Friends,
I came across this video today and I just had to share it with; you as to me it shows the total respect these school kids had for their formal teacher and also the awesome power of the Haka and the deep routed spiritual beliefs of the Maori people.
The entire school performing the Haka during the arrival of Mr. Tamatea in the hearse. This was a very emotional and powerful performance. We are extremely proud of our boys’ performance and we know that Mr Tamatea would be too.
For those watching in other parts of the world, this is our school Haka. This is the translation:
Be prepared take hold
We of Palmerston North Boys’ High School stand steadfast
Within our Domain
Standing with respect
The prestige of our school
Our aims are to seek knowledge
And reach our goals and aspirations
Seek the horizon of aspirations
And draw near to it
Those aspirations that are near, take them
And it be known, yes, let it be known
Let your adrenalin abound high above
It is done!!!
Namaste with Love