Welcome to Westmere School’s resources for teaching and learning about the Treaty of Waitangi and for learning how to korero maori. Te Tiriti is an umbrella that protects languages, cultures and beliefs in our country. We start with te reo Maori and then encourage other languages and cultures. This website will link to online resources, provide downloadable resources and also allow for children and teachers to post their learning online.
Fakalofa lahi atu! Welcome to Niuean Language Week. Here is our slideshow for the week. You can find resources in our Google Drive folder.
Westmere School has a range of children from different cultures. We have just celebrated Diwali and now it is Chinese Language week as well as Niuean Language week.
Welcome to Term 4, and Niuean Language Week! As Tangata Tiriti, we are fortunate to have a range of diverse languages in New Zealand. Check out the slideshow below and learn some Niuean Words. When we hear a language, we give it life, and we show respect to our pacific neighbours. Fakaalofa lahi atu!
Bula Vinaka! It’s Fijian Language Week.
Fakatalofa atu! It’s Tuvalu Language week. Trying new languages is a way of respecting our place in the Pacific. Manuia te aso!
This year Westmere has had a marvellous run at different language weeks. Thanks to Whaea Toru and Whaea Jane we have had exciting assemblies and songs to sing. This week, it’s Maori Language Week!
You can find resources here: Te Taura Whiri Resources
Here is our slideshow incorporating some of the ideas from those resources. You can click on a picture to go to the website that explains how to say the words!
Also released this week, a brand new book by Scotty and Stacey Morrison! Māori at Home will give you heaps of ideas and phrases to use. You can find where to buy it here
Here is a sheet by Aotearoa Creative showing how to email in te reo Māori!
Malo! This week we celebrate the language of Tonga.
The Theme for this is enriching New Zealand with family values. Family is a huge part of Tongan culture!
Here is our slideshow for the week:
Our school assembly will be singing Mali Mali Mai! A traditional Tongan song.