Ki te kapuia, e kore e whati - Poem

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Primary 1-4, Primary 5-8


Explain the origin and meaning of the proverb 'Ki te kapuia, e kore e whati'.

We walk away knowing

We are stronger together.

Learn from the wisdom of King Tāwhio

This short poem explains the meaning of the proverb Ki te kapuia, e kore e whati.

Explain to your tamariki how the strength of the toe toe increases when it is combined with other strands, and that this is also true for the way people are stronger as a group.

With older students you may wish to take this further and research King Tāwhio's life and other wisdom.