He waka eke noa means 'we're all in this together'. We have been learning about team work and working responsibly in a group. Our class is a team and we all help each other.
Jeremiah in our class does waka ama. He told us that if one person in the boat looks away or paddles out of time the boat might flip over! We have learnt that this applies in our classroom too!
"Don't paddle out of unison - our boat will never reach the shore."
We made these paddles with Room 12. We worked in a small team to fill up a paddle with pictures and words related to team work and cooperation. They look great beside our class waka on our concept wall!