St Joseph's Catholic School Onehunga - 13 September 2022
Maori Language Week - 12 September - 18 September
Te Wiki o te Reo Māori has been celebrated in Aotearoa since 1975. In 2022 Māori Language Week takes place 12 to 18 Mahuru, September.
This special week is an opportunity for the concentrated celebration and promotion of te reo Māori, helping to secure its future as a living, dynamic, and rich language.
Students will be doing a variety of activities in class this week to celebrate and learn the Maori Language and culture. Below are some links that could support you at home with Moari Langauge.
On Friday 16 September we will be having a Mufti Day. Students are encouraged to dress in RED WHITE and BLACK.
HOW TO OBSERVE MĀORI LANGUAGE WEEK
Learn some new words
Make an effort to learn at least a dozen Māori words before the week is up. You can also label rooms and furniture in your home. To make it more fun, get a friend to join you in learning. This way you can practice communicating in Māori.
Correct your pronunciation
Many of us just say the words without even trying to pronounce them correctly. If you're not sure how to pronounce a word, ask a Māori friend or look it up online. There are several videos up on YouTube that can help you through this.
Watch a Māori children's show with your children and encourage them to repeat the words and phrases. They should get to explore the different cultures of the world.