The E Tū Tāngata | Stand Together Song by Kath Bee

You Have ValueAudioIndividual 3-5 mins
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Primary 1-4, Primary 5-8, ECE, Whānau


To help young people remember and internalise the values of E Tū Tāngata.

We walk away knowing

When I look in the mirror, I see a valuable person. When I look around me, I see valuable people.

Sing it! Love it!

In New Zealand doing well and standing out from the crowd puts you at risk of being criticised and pulled down by those around you, an act of Tall Poppy Syndrome.

Even children whose talents stand out are seen to be 'show-offs' and therefore children often feel better when they DON'T stand out.

This song is an inspiring song for children of all ages. The message is clear, that every single one of us, has value in this world.

This song supports resources for schools and is sung in English and Te Reo Māori. Ngā mihi (thank you) to Junior Tana, our te reo Māori advisor.

Written by Kath Bee, Luke Epapara & Ryan Beehre Produced by Ryan Beehre & Kath Bee Feat: Kurnel MC Vocalists: Mika Elley (lead), Tyler Harimate, Tane Harimate, Jess, Amelie, EMIKA, Devan Gavin, Scout and Trixie Proctor-Thomson. Backing Vocals: Kath Bee

This song is available on Spotify and YouTube.

Sing along and learn about the three values of E Tū Tāngata.

Below you will also find a downloadable lyric sheet and some colouring pages to enjoy!

E Tū Tāngata | Stand Together