By Arnika Hazelwood | Posted: Tuesday September 10, 2019
We are celebrating te wiki o te reo Maori (or Maori Language Week) this week. The theme is "Kia kaha te reo Maori." Let's make the Maori language strong.
We enjoyed a special assembly with our kapa haka performing as well as students showcasing activities for the week. The kapa haka will perform at Polyfest on Wednesday at 8.20pm at the Edgar Centre. Ex-student Poutama Crossman-Nixon spoke in our assembly about the importance of the language for all of us and challenged everyone to learn more of the reo and to use it every day.
Activities occurring across the wiki are: Maori art, ki o rahi, kahoots as well as whaka whanaunga where students are able to get to know others and establish friendship/whanau connections.