Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

This week is Maori Language Week (Te Wiki o te Reo Māori) which is celebrated nation-wide. While this week is a special week, we like to recognise and celebrate Te Reo in Room 11 throughout the year. We have made big effort though in creating some bright and cheerful koru art in collaboration with Room 12. It'll be up on display by the end of the week so you'll have to pop in to check it out! We have also been learning to sing two songs; Tehei Mauri Ora and Aotearoa by Stan Walker. We have linked the videos so that you can practise at home. We are half way through writing and presenting our Pepehas too (this is a way of introducing ourselves in formal situations).

Kael, Cole and Jack are three boys in our class who associate strongly with their Maori culture. It was so cool today when Kael turned up to school with a patu, and Jack with his pounamu carving. We found out that a patu used to be used as weapon of war by the Maori people. The carvings on the side are very important too. We researched the shapes of different pounamu designs and found out that Jack's one symbolises strength and good character. That makes sense!

Ko Panguru te maunga
Ko Ngati Manawa te marae
Ko Whakarapa te awa
Ko Nga Puhi te iwi
No Panguru ahau
Ko Ariana Morunga taku mama
Ko Troy Rakuraku taka papa
Ko Jack taka ingoa

Kia Ora Koutou Katoa
Ko Kael toku ingoa
Ko Tony toku papa
Ko Cassey toku mama
No Wattle Downs ahau
Ko Te Arawa te waka
Ko Rangitoto  to maunga
Ko Waiohewa te awa
Ko te Arawa te iwi
No Reira, Tena Koutou, Tena koutou, tena koutou katoa
Awesome Pukana, boys!
Ko Ngati Maniapoto te iwi
Ko Nic toku mama
Ko Jeremy toku papa
Ko Reremoana toku kura
No Hamilton ahau
Ko Cole toku ingoa

1 comment:

  1. Kaipai boys...I like how all of your pepehas are different.


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