Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori

Last week we celebrated Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori Language week!)

We had some great language lessons and learnt a Waiata with our buddy class.

We had a great Ako session from some Room 10 students, Michael, Curtys and Kenneth. They came in and taught us a game called Pūkana - which we are loving! We also learnt our Mihi's and did some Māori hand art.

We learnt the Waiata E tu Kahikatea with our Room 2 buddies. We then made leaves to wear to represent us standing together as the Kahikatea tree. 
We performed this in our Māori language week assembly!

The words of the Waiata are:
E tu kahikatea
Hei whakapae ururoa

Awhi mai awhi atu
Tatou tatou e

The translation is:
Stand like the kahikatea (tree)
To brave the storms

Embrace and receive
We are one together

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