Māori Language Week

Tihei mauri ora!
Tuia te rangi e tū nei
Tuia te papa e hora nei
Tuia te here tāngata
Ka rongo te pō
Ka rongo te ao
Tihei mauri tu ki runga!

Behold the breath of life!
Let the heavens above
and the earth beneath
and all mankind be as one
throughout the long night
and into the dawn of the next day.
May the same breath lift our waning spirit!
(Morvin Simon, 1984)

Tēnā koutou katoa,

This week is Te Wiki o te Reo Māori/Māori Language Week and here at Whanganui High School we will be supporting this kaupapa with a range of different activities for Tauira and Kaiako.

First break Monday-Thursday in Te Wehi gym we will be running ngā taonga tākaro/traditional Māori games, like poi toa, rakaunui and many more, for anyone who would like to take part.

Every morning this week there will be a pātai in the notices with prizes up for grabs. All you need to do is write your answer and name on a piece of paper and drop it into the drop-box in the Student Centre.

There will be spot prizes given out for those speaking Te Reo Māori around Kura.

“Kia Kaha te Reo Māori”

Kupu hou/Word list

Ata mārie / Mōrena – Good morning
Ahiahi mārie – Good afternoon
Tēnā koe - Greeting one person
Tēnā kōrua - Greeting two people
Tēnā koutou - Greeting three or more people


Greetings clip - https://youtu.be/AVJraSYCe1c
Modern day pepeha - https://youtu.be/6npAx7Jv_AE
Pepeha challenge - https://youtu.be/kXagC5tJFvI
Pepeha: Jimi Jackson - https://youtu.be/vqC0oiD3Tew
Pepeha kupu/word games - https://www.educandy.com/site/resource.php?activity-code=14249

Matua Tim
Acting Māori Dean 14/9/20

(*) Last Reviewed: September 14, 2020

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