Monday, 17 September 2018

TE WIKI TE REO MAORI (WEEK 8) KIA KAHA TE REO MAORI



KIA KAHA TE REO MAORI
TE WIKI TE REO MAORI (WEEK 8) 

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 was an emotional week for Homai. This week we had our Maori whanau step up and lead yet another successful week; most of these our beginning teachers. Teachers who took on the role to share their knowledge and help us develop our reo and tikanga Maori. The students yet again experienced and learnt about all things Maori, and even the staff got on board. The challenge for our staff was to learn Paikea (Maori waiata) and haka (Tika tonu) over 4 days. We did have lots of support from our amazing Maori experts, and did well to showcase our learning and appreciation for our Maori whanau. 

 



UIKE O LEA FAKATONGA



What a successful Uike Lea faka-Tonga! 




This week has been all about the beautiful island of TONGA. Homai kick started the week with a successful flag raising ceremony, where we sang the national anthem and had a member of our amazing community lead us off in prayer and words of encouragement. 





We then had lots of activities to do in class throughout the week. It was great to see how excited and interested students were to take part in learning the language and the Tongan culture. 


Friday was full on; with classes sharing their learning and watching the dances the Tongan group worked effortlessly to prepare for this week. 

The best part was the delicious Tongan dishes the community kindly put together for the school, there was loads of food left over. To end such an amazing week, the whole school danced around the field to the flag pole where we said a prayer and lowered the flag to gift to the Mavae family. 



A huge shout out to our families who came together to make this week so successful, we cannot thank you enough, without your support, this would not have been possible. 



The staff at Homai looked Tongan proud, and speaking for myself, I couldn't have been more proud to be a part of such an outstanding week - learning about the precious Tongan culture and doing this for them!



 
  

Malo aupito


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