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Tawhai School


Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori


September 16 2022

Kia ora e te whānau
At Tawhai Kura we already have been using te reo in our everyday mahi, and this term for the senior tamariki, revising language already learnt but using it in authentic contexts such as kai, feelings, weather, household items and land features, but this week we have decided to celebrate this special time of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori by showcasing the wonderful mahi that the ākonga & Kaiako have put in during the year.
Here are just a few examples!
Ruma tekau rua did Whakarongo Mai Tamariki Mā (Simon Says) involving actions such, kani kani, peke, and paki paki!
Ruma tekau mā whā helped their little buddy class Ruma iwa a (9a) do the actions to this is my tinana and paired up to use rakau sticks.
Ruma waru were learning all about Huawhenua and using chalk to write the words outside on the playground! Ruma iwa did beautiful collages to help them learn about Huawhenua too!
Ruma tekau did some wonderful mahi (taking a leaf out of writer Tim Barnes’ book by publishing it too!) on how special the kumara is and that it is a toanga!
Ruma tekau mā tahi created some fantastic poupou and added the 4 Tawhai Kura values of Whakaute, manawaroa, ngākau pono and tako hanga.
Lastly Ruma whitu who this week learnt a new waiata and did morning Phonics using the vowels of Te Reo. They also played two new games, a quick moving game called “Homai te Turu” -(come to my chair) and a clapping pattern game “I te Timatanga” – both of which they did really well with and had great fun. They also worked on presenting their Mihi for the “Family” side of our study of Whare Tapa Wha.

Here are a few photos that the kaitango whakaahua managed to get during the week!
Nga mihi nui