This morning we walked to Point England because the canoe was landing. I was so excited when it started. We had to sing He Honore, Nga Waka and E Oho.
I went to Point England Beach to greet the people that came from Hawai'i to the Pacific Islands to New Zealand. We waited and waited until we stood up. We heard the sound of the conch shell. My best part was taking photos of the crew and the two waka.
When we sat down a conch shell started to play and then after that a man and the other people on the sand were talking in Maori.
We saw lots of schools like Tamaki, Glenbrae, Point England and some other schools. I enjoyed high-fiving the waka crew and some of the Point England people as well.
This morning we went to a special ceremony at Point England beach. There was a waka (Maori for boat) and there was another waka coming too. All of our schools were Manaiakalani schools. Some of the other schools were different. I also saw some of my old friends from Point England.