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.
Kia orana! Cook Islands Language week is here. Enjoy our slideshow. The song for assembly is “Uti Uti Remu”! We are collecting shellfish in this song.
Westmere School is celebrating Samoan language week this year! Here is our slideshow of songs and language lessons to learn from.
Do you speak any of these languages? If so, we’d like to hear from you! We are going to be following these Pacific Language Weeks in the school calendar. Get in touch with Vashti, in Studio 4, if you would like to see your language or cultural celebration recognised at school. We hope to have a variety of cultures celebrated this year!
It’s 2017 and we have another action packed year ahead of us. First up in our new year, we have set aside an area in the NUONI hall for resources for teachers. Teachers can find NZ History Resources, Te Reo Lessons and big books to copy and use in the classroom.
Welcome to Maori Language Week 2016!
Here is a slideshow. You can find the resources on this website: Te taura whiri o te reo Maori
Here are some ideas for integrating te reo into literacy and maths.
LITERACY| Reo Matatini:
MATHS | Pangarau