Our Taradale Intermediate School Song

Karanga mai rā e ngā hau e whā o te kura nei….

Te Kura Takawaenga o Otatara e….

Karanga mai rā, karanga mai rā, karanga mai rā……

I hoea mai rā i tawhiti nui

I hoea mai rā i tawhiti roa

I hono tātou i tawhiti pāmaomao

[Kia tū tonu tātou]

Kia mau! Ki te manaaki

Kia mau! Ki te tiaki

Kia mau! Ki te mā-tā-toa …. Hī ! (x2)


[He mihi ngā whanau-ā-kura nei, ki ngā taonga nō Ngāti Kahungunu e..]

Ko Kaweka te paemaunga, tū rangatira e

Ko Mohaka he awa rere mai, Maungaharuru ki uta, Tangitū ki tai

Ko Tāreha he manukura, he rangatira rongonui e

Ko Takitimu he waka matauranga, te waka tapu o Tamatea-ariki-nui


Whāia te matauranga Ka taea e koe, e tātou katoa

Te eke ki ngā taumata teitei….

[Kia tū tonu tātou]

Kia mau! Ki te manaaki

Kia mau! Ki te tiaki

Kia mau! Ki te mā-tā-toa …. Hī ! (x2)

We are very grateful for the special taonga the writers of the school song have given our kura.  Special thanks to Matua John Edmonds, Leo Watson, Phillippa Watson, Keriana McKee and Chris English.