Matariki – Māori New Year 2016
Matariki - the Māori New Year - will take place on Pipiri 6 June 2016. During Matariki we celebrate our unique place in the world. We give respect to the whenua on which we live, and admiration to our mother earth, Papatūānuku. Our theme for Matariki 2016 is Akoranga: Teaching and learning - Te Kete…
Barnardos Early Learning
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Room 10 Nelson Central School 2015
Welcome back to our first blog post for Term 2. This term we will be sharing focusing on Maori whakatauki or proverb each month and a new Maori word each week. The kupu o te wiki was kura meaning school. This is how it can be used in a sentence: He nui taku kura. My school is big. The whakatauki for April is: Sam and I are both very impressed with how the children have turned into real experts when it comes to folding and recycling their milk cartons, a great start to our Zero Waste topic In…
CONNECTING WITH NATURE THROUGH MUSICAL PLAY
CONNECTING WITH NATURE THROUGH MUSICAL PLAY. JULIE WYLIE Children feel at home in the balanced ecosystem of nature, because it is here that they and their playing belong. Nature is a constant source of beauty, inspiration and imagination. The child’s…Read more ›
Nursery rhymes and songs - Bilingual posters in Maori and English
A selection of 5 nursery rhymes and songs in both te reo Pakeha (English) and te reo Māori. Includes Baa Baa Black Sheep, E Rere Taku Poi, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Hey Diddle Diddle and Tohora Nui. Perfectly suited for Playcentres, Kindergartens, Early Childhood Centres and primary schools. Brig...
Writing a Mihi
Everything flows from the mountain, through the river. Then the people settle, so this is the order in which we say our mini. Below is the template we have used to write our mihi's.
Whakatauki Term 3
At Otonga, we learn a new Whakatauki (Māori proverb) each term, and explore ways that we can depict the meaning through our learning, and social interactions. This term, our focus is team work, and working together. Room 8 are very good at pronouncing our Whakatauki, and saying what it means. Ka Rawe!