The whole school recently shared some rich learning experiences as part of our Māori Language Week celebrations. Our wonderful Whaea Jas (pictured above) organised a wide range of experiences to introduce the children and staff to aspects of Māori culture and language. These ranged from harakeke weaving and taonga (treasure) making to a teacher vs pupils quiz and tug-of-war! (see pic below).
Whilst it was great to celebrate in this way with the rest of Aotearoa, this is not the only time the children are exposed to Te Reo Māori (The language) and Tikanga Māori (The Māori way of doing things) - All classes use greetings, instructions and phrases in Te Reo daily and Tikanga Māori is integrated into all our cross-curricular planning.
He tino pai tō tātou mahi a Blockhouse Bay Primary (Great work Blockhouse Bay Primary!)