This morning at the opening assembly for Maori language week school we were fortunate to have Matua Maania Hungahunga blessing us all with a karakia timatanga followed by a himene.
Thank you Matua Maania, Whaea Lois and Whaea Isabelle for your words of wisdom and displaying the usage of a few Maori artifacts. In fact it was very interesting to hear some of our older tamariki share historical research around Te Ao Maori in support of keeping the flame alive for te reo.
It was great to see Aroha 5 showing their pride values while standing loud and proud singing the National anthem in te reo Maori followed by listening to a few of the kapa haka students singing a waiata.
Ka mau te wehi! Aroha 5!
In conclusion to this assembly was the raising of the Maori flag in which we watched from a far...