Thursday, August 22, 2013

Te Reo Week 4

Ka heke nga roimata, Ka heke te hupe, Ka rere to waiora
The tears shall fall, The hupe shall fall, The life waters will flow.

Which simply means your own expression of love and respect for someone.

This weeks session involved students practicing their kupu hou from last week, tangohia, whakahokia etc.  Students then practiced  simple sentences using past tense - I went...

I haere au ki te toa
I went to the shop

I haere ma raro au ki te moana
I went by foot to the sea

We also spent time having a korero about "What is being Māori?"

Student answers:  He tangata, Identity from being Māori, He taonga tuku iho, tupuna, indigenous, the way things are done.  Tikanga/Kawa customs.Whakawhanaungatanga - you matter!  When we know where we are from - kia tau! 

Tikanga/Kawa is up to you.  How you do things in your whare are up to you.  The way you behave in your own space, how you handle yourself is 'what

mā - white clean
ori - in time
Māori - To make clean

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Te Reo Week 3

Whakatauki:  "He aha te mea nui o Te Ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata!
                      "What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people!"

This week the students are practicing sentences using kupu hou (new words) learned in last weeks class.  

Kupu Hou
Tangohia - pick up
Waihotia - place down
Whakahokia - Put back
Hoatu - Give to ________
Homai - Give to me

Homai e rua nga rakau
Give me 2 sticks

Tangohia e wha nga rakau
Pick up 4 sticks

Hoatu ki a Aroha e wha nga rakau whero
Give Aroha four red sticks

Have a look at the tauira practising their koreoro


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Te Reo Classes for Whānau

We are very lucky to be able to offer Te Reo me ona Tikanga classes for the Whānau of Pt England School.  He mihi nui ki Tāmaki Adult Literacy who were wonderful in providing the funding AND our beautiful kaiako Whaea Merle.
The classes are held on Friday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm in our Whare fono at school. The first session was last week and it was awesome! 

Ka pai to mahi whānau - ka kite a terā wiki!

Arohatia te Reo - Cherish Māori Language 2013

On the final day of Term 2 winners for the Arohatia Te Reo school wide competition was announced.  Here is the video played in our school assembly from our special judges.  Do you think they made good decisions?