Te Marama o Te Reo

Kia ora e te whānau!

We are now well into Te Marama o Te Reo – Māori Language Month which runs from Monday 27th August to Friday 21st September at school.

The theme for this month is ‘Kia Kaha Te Reo’. ‘Kia Kaha’ is well known in New Zealand English with its correct Māori meaning of ‘be strong’. We often talk about languages as if they are people – talking about language health, strength and revitalisation. So when we say ‘Kia Kaha te Reo Māori’ we’re saying – ‘Let’s make the Māori language strong’.

We are doing lots of great activities at school during this month to strengthen our reo within the school and at home!

We would love our children to hear from parents and whānau about why and how they value te reo in their lives. If you have a learning journey to share, please get in touch with Kate – kateg@tearo.school.nz and we can arrange a time during Te Marama o Te Reo that suits you to come in and speak for as long or short as you like, and we can discuss the size if the group you can talk to.

If you are not able to come into school but would like to share your story, it would be great if you could write a short blurb about who you are, how you learned/are learning te reo, and how te reo has impacted your life. If you could also attach a picture of yourself that would be greatly appreciated.

We look forward to hearing back from you!

Kake tonu Te Aro – Ever upwards Te Aro

Ngā mihi nunui

Kate and Ngā Kaiako o te Kura ne

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