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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori Hub Waiata Competition

Tau ke! It's great to hear and see all the you tamariki singing at the top of your lungs.

The winners of the Hub competition, and being rewarded with 15min of free time, at the discretion of your Hub teachers, are...


Here is the winning entry and the other entries from around the school.




Te Wiki o te Reo Māori Colouring-in Competition

Tino pai to all the winners of the Te Wiki o te Reo Māori colouring-in competition. They look inā rawa! (amazing)

Māori@Marshland - Pukeko and Kiwi

By Kellie Sim and Wiki Brown
Over Term 3, Pukeko and Kiwi have been meeting once a week to participate in some junior kapa haka. The tamariki have been having a fabulous time learning actions to some well known Māori songs. Here is a short video of them singing and doing actions to the Matariki Song.

Māori@Marshland - Learn Create Share T2

For this term the students were tasked with creating a visual Pepeha using an interactive media.

Link to Mckenna's Pepeha

Māori@Marshland - Pukeko

This term Pukeko have been working on their Pepeha. We have created a visual Pepeha incorporates their mountain and river. In our hub we have created two different types. Boyce and Sim created a textured artwork with pastel and dye. Calvert and Smith created a sketch with pastel and dye.

Students are at their beginning stages of learning their pepeha. They will continue to learn and practice their Pepeha next term. 

Māori@Marshland - Morning Routine

In the mornings, we start the day with a Karakia, kupu (word) and whakatauki (proverb). This karakia is a great way for the students to focus on setting themselves up for the day with the right mind-set for learning. The kupu is changed every week and is based around a sentence. This term is based on asking what the weather is like. The proverb changes twice a term and is based on learning aspects.

Māori@Marshland - Quiz

Every two weeks, the senior students in the school have an opportunity to earn house points by completing a Māori quiz. The quiz questions the students on their te reo knowledge. Students are allowed to use the web to solve the questions. This is often used in class for a fast finisher or added as an added extra for homework.

Māori@Mashland - Toroa

By Carolyn Davies

Toroa have been looking that the Maori concept of Kaitiakitanga. This has tied in nicely to our inquiry into plastics and the need for everyone to do their bit for the environment, and to make a change for the better. We have looked at how plastic as a resource has taken over some of the more natural resources we once used. The concept of Kaitiakitanga is about  guardianship and protection of the land.
We have completed art work with oil pastels
 around this, and are moving into Matariki, and the stories of Rangi and Papa, the original Kaitiaki, and their sons, again, tying in with what we have learned about Kaitiakitanga.  This will culminate in the students creating some shadow puppets out of card, creating their own representation of the story of Matariki as a shadow puppet show, and sharing it with each other, and in assembly. We will endeavour video a couple so we can upload these to the blog too :o)

Māori@Marshalnd - Term 1 - Learn Create Share

Students were tasked with creating a visual that could be displayed on their blogs that incorporated Māori greetings. The following children from Korimako, did a fantastic job and were rewarded with 100 house points.  Ka pai tamariki! Click on the link below to see their work! ELLA LOGAN TAYLA

Māori@Marshland - Korimako

By Taryn Woodham
A korowai is a Māori cloak, it was made in early Māori times and it is normally woven or made from traditional materials like flax or feathers. The Korowai was usually worn by people with prestige or honour, like chiefs.

Today it is still used as a symbol of belonging or unity, and can be worn by anyone. Our Korowai is made from feathers that we all created, so it has a piece of us all inside it. This signifies our belonging to Korimako and shows how all of us together make our hub a strong, encouraging and welcoming learning space.

Māori@Marshland - Tui

By Sam Jones

In Tui we have been integrating Te Reo Māori by making it a regular part of our daily routines. When doing the morning roll the children are able to greet their home teacher in Māori. We have been practicing using Morena, Kia Ora and Ata Mārie to do this, After this, we move into our Manawa space where we begin the day together. To signify the team that we are, we stand together and say the school Karakia together.

Our Tamariki especially love it when we have a birthday in the Hub. This calls for the special birthday boy/girl to stand up in front so we can sing happy birthday to them in Te Reo. Having Mr V as part of the Tui team means that we get to sing some waiata. Here is a video of one of our favourites!

Māori@Marshland - Kiwi

By Emma Jackson
Kiwi Hub integrated Te Reo into our daily programme, by making it a natural part of the children's learning. We have been teaching our tamariki all the ways they can greet in Māori. We begin our day by greeting each other and singing our morning karakia. We then ask our tamariki "Ko te aha tēnei rā?" (What day is this?), to which they reply by telling us what day it is in Māori. During our morning Brain Break, the children count forwards and in Māori and then backwards as well, which is quite tricky - we are getting better at it. :)

Māori@Marshland - Pukeko

By Matthew Boyce
The Pukeko children have been learning how to use 'tena koutou' (hello to three or more children) and 'tena koe' (hello to one person) to greet others during Circle Time. We have also been using 'ka kite' at the end of the day to farewell others.