Whakanuia te reo!
Hei akiaki i a tātou tamariki ki te kōrero Māori, ia Rāhina whiwhi ai ētahi o ngā ākonga i ngā manu, arā, a Kahukea rāua ko Kirikiwi. Ko te tūmanako ia, ka mārama pai ngā ākonga mena ka kōrero Māori rātou ahakoa iti, ahakoa rahi, ka whakanuia rātou e mātou o TTRR, ā, ka tiaki rātou i te manu mō te wiki.
Hei tāpiri ki tēnei kua whakairohia e Matua Mikaere rātou ko ētahi ākonga i tētahi whakaahua o Te Ika Roa o te Rangi. Ia wā ka whiwhi te manu ka whakapiria te ingoa o te tamaiti ki te pikitia. Ko te tikanga, mena ka whiwhi he maha ngā wā, ka whakatata ki waenganui o Te Ika Roa o te Rangi tau ana, ā, ka whakanuia aua tamariki hei te mutunga o te tau.
Celebrating the reo!
To encourage our tamariki to kōrero Māori, each Friday some of our ākonga receive the manu, Kahukea and Kirikiwi. The hope is that our ākonga will understand that if they kōrero Māori, no matter how little or how large, we will celebrate this and they will get to look after the manu for the week.
To add to this Matua Mikaere and some of our ākonga have created a beautiful painting of The Milky Way. Every time the manu is received, that tamaiti's name will be added to the picture. The purpose is that if they get their name on the picture many times, then they will move closer to the middle of The Milky Way and at the end of the year we will celebrate the achievements of those tamariki in some way.