Last week was Māori language week. We have been doing fun activities based around the Māori culture.
This week across Aotearoa we are celebrating our native language Te Reo Maori through a range of activities. The theme this year is Kia Kaha: Be strong and give it heaps. Here at Stanley Ave throughout our classes, we have been busy learning Kupu hou (new words), mihi (greetings), and he tono (simple commands) to use every day. Students have been practicing our school whakatauki each morning to start and end their day.
In Room Three and Four this week, they have planned and created a taonga to give to a special person. A taonga is known as a treasure that could be anything from a word to a memory. The taonga that they planned is a necklace that represents the relationship that they have with somebody special.
Here are some photos below of us making our taonga and other activities that we did during this week.