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!