Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Why Learn Te Reo?

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On Monday the class discussed why we learn Te Reo. These were our ideas. We then discussed what a Pepeha is. Have a chat with your child about this. We also discussed how Maori place names in New Zealand often have a special meaning. This was compared to many English names that were often just named by the settlers after places back in England. We learnt that Taranaki means "shining peak." As Mr A hails from North Harbour, his mountain is Rangitoto...this means "blood sky", the way the sky looked when Rangitoto formed.

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