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!