Haere Mai and Welcome to the Māori Blogger site for Marshland School. This site has been created to celebrate the teaching and learning of Māori at Marshland School. The Māori culture makes us unique and special as kiwis is our unique and beautiful indigenous culture. We can all connect with our ‘kiwiness’ through Te Reo me ōna Tikanga Māori, and showcase our unique gifts to the rest of the world! We welcome you as whānau, kaiako and ākonga to learn together and embrace the concept of AKO.
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.
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.
are at their beginning stages of learning their pepeha. They will continue to
learn and practice their Pepeha next term.
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.
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