Year 10 Option Drama - Pacific Myths

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Bamboo Hats and a Rice Cake


|| =Samoan


1. Fa’a Samoa

2. Fa'aaloalo 3. Fales 4. Tatau 5. Tamä 6. Tinä 7. Pö 8. Aso 9. Alofa =10. Fealofani =
11. Aulelei 12. Matagöfie =13. Tolu=

1. Samoan way 2. Respect 3. Houses (which are open with no walls, using blinds made of coconut palm fronds during the night or bad weather) 4. Male tattoo and consists of intricate and geometrical patterns tattooed that cover areas from the knees up towards the ribs 5. Father 6. Mother 7. Night 8. Day 9. Love 10. To love mutually 11. Handsome 12. Beautiful 13. Three
The traditional Samoan dance is the Siva. This dance is similar to the Hawaiian hula, with gentle movements of the hands and feet in time to music and which tells a story, although the Samoan male dances are more aggressive and snappy. The "Sasa" is also a traditional Samoan dance, in which rows of dancers perform rapid synchronised movements in time to drums tins, or rolled mats. Its name originates from the Samoan word for "slap"; hence the Samoan "slap dance," which is accomplished by slapping different parts of the body. This was originally derived from slapping insects on the body and later became a form of dance. Dance both in its traditional form and its more modern forms has remained a central cultural currency to Samoans, especially youths.

I have pictures and video clips I just don't know how to get them on. And the font isn't changing smaller sorry! :)
Josie, 10DRAMA - Full year

Well done Josie a first contribution!!

Birth Of Hawaii- Story of Pele- Ella Chappaz


aloha- Hello, love, welcome
a hui hou- Goodbye
mahalo- Thank you
e 'olu'olu 'oe- Please
au- I
'ai- Yes
aloha'ole- Without love
aole- No
honua- Land, earth
huhu- Angry
ia- he, she, it
ipo- sweetheart
honi- to kiss
kai- ocean, sea
Owai kau inoa?- What is your name?

Ella, 10DRAMA- Full Year

Ella Chappaz

More Hawaiian words from the birth of Hawaii group... Ben Webber 10DRAMA full year

Land or Earth
House or Home
Kau Kau
Forbidden or sacred
I thought this island would look nice in our play because it is very 'volcanic' themed.

From Ben Webber

This is the Siva Tau - Samoan War dance- Brittany, 10Drama, Full year

Found a site that has literally all english words translated to samoan. Thought this was EXTREMELY helpful!

- Brittany 10Drama :D

The birth of Hawaii group: I found this video about Pele who is the fire goddess in our story, I thought even if we don't use the dancing we could still learn something new from the narration. -Ben Webber 10 Drama


Fijian pics
pics of fiji

Fiji Specials || Fiji FAQS and Fiji Facts|| || || 1. || * How does one say 'thank you' in Fijian?

  • How does one say 'goodbye' in Fijian?
  • How does one say 'good morning' in Fijian?
  • What does 'BULA' mean?

Also here is the link to a video of a fijian, samoan and tongan war dance which would be esay to use in our play

To Everyone in the Japanese Devised Unit:

These are some Japanese words. If you find any mistakes, I'm terribly sorry, and I hope you wont mind fixing them for me! Thank you so much!!
To everyone else, ENJOY the video!!! -Akhila Puthigae

Hello/ Good day- Konichiwa
Good Morning- Ohayoo gozaimasu
Good evening- Konbanwa
Good night- Oyasumi nasai
Momo- Peach
Momotaro- Peach Boy
Good Bye- Sayonaara.
My wife- Kanai
Money- (o) kane
Child- kodomo
(my) father- Chichi
Oh!/ My!/Oh?- Oya
Japan- Nihon
Okayama- Okayama
(my) husband- shujin
trip/travel- ryokoo.
take a trip- ryokoo shimasu
Japanese language- nihongo
Japanese Person- nihonjin
Any minute now- moo sugu
Country; home (town; country)
(my) mother- haha
abroad- gaikoku
Lunch- hirugohan
No- iie
Yes- hai
Spring- Haru
True/real- hontoo
Thank You very much- Doomo Arigato gozaimasu
Old man- Ojiisan
Old Woman- Obaasan

Paper Mache Recipe

  • To all the people doing set design- A paper mache recipe that requires no glue or money:

      • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 5 cups lightly boiling water
Mix flour into the water until mixture is thin and runny, stir into boiling water. Gently boil and stir for 3 minutes. Cool before using.
  • I also recommend adding about a teaspoon of salt to the mix. This stops it from growing mould.
  • Beware that making glue from a food product means it doesn't last forever. It lets off a horrendous smell if you leave it in it's container for more than a few days which is quite unpleasant! It is much easier to just make a new bach.

Hope this is helpful to someone!

HI this is Karen.
I have some pics of japanese peasant houses.
Interior of a house

Japanese_scenery10.jpg This on turned out small for some reason and I can't fix it...

Here is some japanese vocab...
(o) yama- Mountain
kawa- river
inu- Dog
saru- monkey
kiji- Pheasant
oni- Ogre
(o) jiisan- Old man/grandpa
(o) baasan- Old woman/grandma
(o) shiro- Castle
(o) tomodachi- Friend
shinrai- trust
yuujou- Freindship
tsuyoi- Strong

Cook Island Myths: Ina and the shark


Cook Island 20 Dollars Note with the myth Ina and the shark.

And Here are some Beautiful Pictures of beautiful Cook island !


Spectacular Aye ?

And the dance.

Plus Some VocabZ !!!

Kia orāna or kia ora ana : hello,

Kia manuia : bye

Pē'ea koe : How are you ?

Meitaki (ma'ata) : I'm (very) fine,

Meitaki ! : thank you !

Ko 'ai koe ?/ ko'ai to'ou ingoa ? : who are you ? /What's your name ?

Ko … au ? ko … toku ingoa : I'm …, / my name is…

Ka kite : see you

āpōpō: tomorrow

Inana'i : yesterday

Ua : rain, rainy

'akakore : abolish, give up

Kino : bad (general term), hurt, out of order, damaged

Kimi : look for

Kāre : not, nothing

Puaka : pig

Tika : permissible, allowable, correct

'apinga : possession, wealth

tamariki : children; 'āngai tamariki : to adopt children

Papa'ā : white man, European

'Akarongo : hear, listen

Taeake : friend or relative of the same generation (brother, sister, cousin either sex speaking, but not in laws.

Tama : a polite and friendly form of address. 'ē tamamā : my dear friend

Kāinga : home, homestead, land around the house, field, property

Ake : a little distance away, a little time away

'ea : where..;? ; mei 'ea : from where ?

Tiaki : wait for, guard, keep

Ma : with, and

Kite : see, know

Aru : go with, accompany, follow, pursue

Atu : away from the speaker. 'aere atu : to go away

Mai : movement towards the speaker. 'aere mai : to come (by ext. welcome)

Tautai : to fish

Pekapeka : quarrel, dispute

Pupu : group of people, team

Māro'iro'i : strong, healthy. Manako maro'iro'i : strong minded

Manako : Think, mind, idea

Pia : Polynesian arrowroot

Kata : laugh at; laughter; kata 'āviri : ridicule, laugh sneeringly, mockery

Tanu : to plant, cultivate land

'anga'anga : work, job

Pōpongi : morning

Tātāpaka : a kind of breadfruit pudding

'ura : dance, to dance

Tuātau : time, period, season ; ē tātau 'ua atu : for ever

'īmene : to sing, song

Riri : be angry with (ki)

Tārekareka : entertain, amuse, match, game, play game

So I need to learn the dance now !!! Hope you guys like the info I just put up !


Year 10 Core Drama - Pacific Myths

Year 12 Drama - Maori Myths

Nats group-
photos updated by natalie.... there is more to come
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These are some photo's took in Hawaii for you to look at-


Wassup Ya'll. Taotao here with Sound for Hawaiin Myth of Pele and Hiiaka. here are some traditional Hawaiian sounds that will be needed for the blessing at the end.

what the hells a "Link text?" (Link for Song.): this is a pleasant song called "Akaka Falls". It's very peaceful, soothing, and laid back and contains many of the charcterisitcs needed for a traditional Hawaiin song.

Some of of these charcteristics include:

  • Guitar strings are tuned for major chord. (This kind of guitar is called slack key guitar.)
  • Hawaiian music uses very slow sliding guitars and ukuleles.
  • The "Laid back" effect caused by the slow and rythmic beats.

Lei Pikake: This youtube video shows the Hawaiin song " Lei Pikake". It features a fantastic and graceful male solo voice which produces the Hawaiian language in a strong melody. It's got ukuleles, guitars, and drums as the instruments in the background.

Apart from the traditional Hawaiin music needed for the end, Sound for this myth requires:

  • Pacific drums- to inhance the intensity in intense momments
  • Bird sounds
  • Wateralls- for the forrest
  • Volcanic explosions
  • Thunder
  • Wind chimes - for the dream
  • Egg crack- when Hiiaka comes out of the egg
  • Twigs cracking
  • leaves rustling
  • Wooden frog instument- ( giv bought this in Hawaii, it makes a cool frog sound for the forrest)
Another Song that might be useful for the blessing at the end is the Fishing Dance, we learnt this in Hawaii and the dance features some simple moves which we can easily learn off. The unison of the movement brings together our drama members and creates a sense of unity as we learn about the traditions and music of Hawaii. There is no link available for this dance.
Hawaain Dancers.