Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori

September 13, 2023

Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori has been a very successful event. To celebrate one of our national languages, as a council, we have been running a range of different events throughout the week.

We have had an art competition where junior students have been challenged to create Te Wiki inspired artwork for a chance to win a prize for their class. The amazing canteen has also been running Te Wiki specials throughout the week where every purchase allows students and teachers to go in the draw for a Te Wiki related prize.

On Monday lunch, the students’ knowledge of Te Ao Maori were tested through a range of Kahoots and Blookets. During interval on Tuesday, our junior cohort was further tested as the council and I walked around the school asking a range of different questions. Tuesday lunch was also a success as students participated in Kupu Trivia (organised and run by Jade from Whanau class) and a scavenger hunt to find a piece of the longest Maori word. For the students that have participated and done well, we have made sure that they are rewarded well with lots of chocolate and lollies.

As the week continues to progress, the council and I are looking forward to celebrating Te Ao Maori through more Maori games, a Kapa Haka Performance led by our amazing school tutors and a Spelling Bee competition. There is a lot to look forward to.

I want to give appreciation to my wonderful council members, Whaea Casey, Whaea Niki, Ms Campbell, the Kapa Haka tutors, the whanau class and everyone who has worked to make this event a success. I couldn’t have done it without you all.

Nga Mihi