Tuakana/teina is an important part of Maoritanga, in which refers to the relationship between an older (tuakana) person and a younger (teina) person. Within teaching and learning contexts, this can take a variety of forms: Peer to peer – teina teaches teina, tuakana teaches tuakana.
Thank you to our awesome buddy class Room 20 for being Aroha 5's tuakana. We sure had fun building new relationships and learning alongside each other. For instance learning a new Tokelauan dance for our Term 4 cultural performance. . .
This cultural experience provided an opportunity for Aroha 5 to develop on their fine and gross motor skills through exploring the series of steps by moving side to side in beat of the song, staying focus by stomping to the rhythm , expressing each other's feelings and working as a team.