Monday, 7 August 2017

Kuki Airani Challenge 2

Kia orana,

Here is our second challenge of the week.

We have been learning how to count to 10  Ta'i, rua, toru, a, rima, ono 'itu, varu, iva, ta'inga'uru.

Thank you Whaea Pae for helping us out and your awesome video recording.

Nga mihi
Whaea Alleena and Room 9

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Samoan Language Week Celebrations

Wow!  We had such an awesome celebration on Tuesday for the end of Samoan Language Week here at Rongomai School.
We all had such an amazing week learning about the Samoan language and culture.
It ended with a fun packed final assembly and a free feed of koko laisa and sapa Sui and rice for lunch.
Below are a few photos from our celebration.
PS. Big shout out to Tila for cracking open a coconut with a sharp rock in two hits! Way to go Tila! You smashed it!
Nga mihi
Whaea Alleena and Room 9

Parent Teacher Conferences

Kia Ora whanau,
Just a reminder school finishes tomorrow  (Wednesday 5th July)  at 1.00pm for parent, teacher conferences.
Please see the schedule below for your times.
Looking forward to seeing you all.
Nga mihi
Whaea Alleena

Cook Islands Language Week – Te ‘Epetoma o Te Reo Kūki ‘Āirani 2017

Kia orana,

Welcome back I hope you had a wonderful school holidays.  Week 2 is Cook Island Language Week and we have been very busy immersing ourselves in it's beautiful language and culture.

The 2017 theme for Cook Islands Language Week is -
`Ei rāvenga nāku i te tuatua i tōku reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani ka anoano au i te turuturu ā tōku ngutu`are tangata `ē te matakeinanga
An encouraging home and community environment is what I need to build my love and my confidence to speak my reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani

So far we have started off with a flag raising ceremony and Miss Tumatoa and Matua Vae have been teaching us a prayer a new prayer/blessing.
Today we were lucky enough to have gone to a play called "Teina and Clicks" performed by students from Tangaroa College.   It was FANTASTIC!  What a talented group of young adults!  The performance was based on an old Cook Island legend.

Matua Vae has set a challenge for each class to do.  Below you will see our video clip of our challenge.  The purpose was to greet each other and to ask and reply to the phrase, "How are you?"  We were a bit shy so we used the puppets and pretended they were at the markets in Rarotonga.  Thank you Christina and Neveah for being good sports.

Nga mihi
Whaea Alleena and Room 9

Monday, 26 June 2017

Maths today in Room 9

In Room 9 we have been learning how to count to 20, identify numbers to 20 and ordering numbers to 20.

Here is one of the fun ways we learn all of this, and it's really fun and easy for you all to try at home.
All you will need are 20 milk bottle lids and the competitive spirit.

Please feel free to save your milk bottle lids for us.  As the old saying goes "one man's junk is another's treasure".

Nga mihi
Whaea Alleena and Room 9

Go Blue Team!  
Gabriella and Christine working together as a team to make sure they have all their numbers in correct order.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Feed the Need - Hot Lunches

Kia ora whanau

Last week we had our first hot lunches on Tuesday and Thursday.  They were a huge hit here in Room 9.

On Tuesday we had winter lamb stew and it was delicious and on Thursday we had butternut and bacon soup which the kids devoured.

We are very lucky and grateful to receive this yummy kai to keep our puku full in the winter months.  Thank you to the Feed the Need organisation and to our humble and caring sponsors Harcourts Cooper & Co for making this possible.

Nga mihi Whaea Alleena and Room 9

 Butternut and Bacon Soup with Whaea Lei.

 Thanks Fonterra for our yummy milk to go with out soup.
 This soup is delicious - Indy
 Enjae enjoying his hearty lamb stew.
 Edward-Mike liked to dip his bread roll into his stew.
 Whaea this is a choice lunch.
 Thanks 'Feed the Need' from Room 9.
Harcourts Cooper & Co we think you are pretty awesome!

Monday, 5 June 2017

Talofa Lava

A reminder for all of our amazing parents out there.
Come on in tomorrow at 12.00pm for our Samoan Language Week assembly. Please feel free to dress your child in their traditional cultural attire.
See you tomorrow
Whaea Alleena and Room 9