Wednesday, 16 July 2014

‘Te Kupu o te Wiki’ (‘The Word of the week.’)

Maori Language Week is a week where New Zealanders both here and overseas are encouraged to recognise and practice the Maori language – Te Reo.

This year Maori Language Week runs from 21 - 27 July, with the theme 'Te Kupu o te Wiki' or 'Word of the Week'.  Under this theme, a new Māori word will be highlighted each week for fifty weeks.

The first kupu is āpōpō.  You can find all kupu here.  

Ka rite! - Get ready

This week’s questions

1.  What do you think is the purpose of Maori Language Week?
2.  Do you think it is important to have a Maori Language Week every year? Why?
3.  Do you celebrate Maori Language week? How are you planning to celebrate?
4.  What are some of your ideas on how to celebrate Maori Language week?
5.  Do you think it is important for New Zealanders to be able to speak Te Reo Maori? Why?
6.  What Maori words or phrases have you learnt this week?
7.  How is Maori Language incorporated into your school? i.e.. Kapa Haka, Matariki.
8.  Can you share any Maori Language resources, links, games or videos?
9.  What is the The Treaty of Waitangi and what does it mean to you?

Kia ora.

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