Thursday, July 29, 2010

Korero Mai Koutou

Impress me with your te reo Maori knowledge!!

Post a comment below, writing some of Te Reo Maori that you know. Make sure you include your first name and room number. You might ask and answer questions such as; What day is it? What month is it? Greetings and Farewells, you Mihi etc.

The writers of the 3 most amazing comments will receive a Maori Language t-shirt and I have lots of stickers to give away!

Korero mai koutou

Monday, July 26, 2010

Pupils Kapa Haka to celebrate!

Some of the Kapa Haka students (Macey, Zak, Maddie and Isabella) were photographed for the Queenstown Times, a section of the Otago Daily Times.

Tu meke koutou, you 4 are awesome!!

Click here to read the article and see the photograph

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Kapa Haka performances during Maori Language Week

We have e rua (2) Kapa Haka performances i tenei wiki (this week). Our aim is to raise awareness of Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori, so will be performing in 3 places around central Queenstown: by the water wheel in The Mall, by the lake near The Bathhouse and in Earnslaw Park.

Wakatipu combined Kapa Haka group
(Students from Queenstown Primary School, Remarkables Primary School, Arrowtown School and St Joseph's)
-Wednesday 28th July from approx 11:45am

QPS Kapa Haka group
-Thursday from 12:30pm

Haere mai koutou ki te titiro ki a matou (Come and have a look at us)!

SpongeBob celebrates Māori Language Week

"Friday, 16 July 2010, 2:29 pm
Press Release: Noodle Hq

SpongeBob SquarePants celebrates Māori Language Week

(26th July – 1st August 2010)
The world’s most famous sea sponge, SpongeBob SquarePants, is back this year playing his part in promoting Māori Language Week with full episodes in te reo Māori all week screening on Nickelodeon NZ (SKY channel 041) from Monday 26th July until Sunday 1st August (8.10am and 4.00pm weekdays and 8.10am and 8.40am on the weekend).

Nickelodeon New Zealand fans will see SpongeBob and his sea-dwelling Bikini Bottom friends, including Squidward, Mr Krabs and Patrick, speaking in te reo Māori for the week of Monday 26th – Sunday 1st August 2010 thanks to a combined effort from Nickelodeon NZ, Te Māngai Pāho and Cinco Cine Film Productions. "

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ko te wiki o te reo Maori a tera wiki!

Next week is Maori Language Week! I challenge you to speak as much Maori as you can to your friends, families, classmates, teachers, neighbours and even your pets!!

Everytime you see me in the playground, greet me in Maori ("Kia ora Miss Lawson, Tena koe Miss Lawson) or ask me how I am (Kei te pehea koe?)

Click the links to the right (matau) of this post, to test your knowledge of Te Reo Maori.

Watch this space for opportunities to win prizes! I have balloons, stickers and some t-shirts to give away to people trying really hard to speak Te Reo Maori.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New Zealand Principal's Conference

Students from Queenstown Primary School, Arrowtown School and Remarkables Primary, created a combined Kapa Haka group to support the opening of the NZPC. It was an amazing opportunity to work with the other schools and the roopu really impressed the audience. I have had really positive feedback from some principals that attended the opening.

Tino pai koutou, we look forward to performing with you next week during Te Wiki or Te Reo Maori.