Ko te mea tuatahi, kei te mihi atu ki a Ranginui e tū iho nei, ki a Papatūānuku e takoto nei. Ko te mea tuarua, kei te mihi atu ki te Kīngī Tūheitia Pōtatu Te Wherowhero te Tuawhitu, kei a ia te patu ki te whai ake. Ko te mea tuatoru, kei te mihi atu ki te maru o Te Pūtahi Kura Pūhou o Te Puku o Te Ika mō te kaha ki te mahia tēnei kaupapa, ke kōnei tā tātou mahi mō te hapori o Raukawa. Ko te mea tuawhā, kei te mihi atu ki a koutou ko ngā pouhere o Lions Foundation mō tō tautoko i ā mātou mo ngā Whānau karaehe o te reo Māori. Ko te mea tuarima, kei te mihi atu ki ngā whānau tamariki mokopuna o Te Kura Pūhou o Charles, nā te aha, kei a rātou te wawata ki te ako.
Tihei Mauri Ora.
Central Kids Charles Kindergarten would like to acknowledge the Lion Foundation for our successful attainment of our grant of $4,332.00 towards our Te Reo Māori classes for whānau. The wero challenge was to fill a need within our hapori community towards the tautoko support of Te Reo Māori for our tamariki mokopuna of Charles Kindergarten.
Our kaupapa goal is to become bilingual in Te Reo Māori and Te Reo Pākeha. Through the provision of these classes we offer whānau the opportunity to learn from us at their pace, to be involved whether at the kainga home or here in person. We recognise that whānau wanted to learn, and through discussion came to the realisation that we needed to tautoko our hapori to uplift everyone’s skill to kōrero.
The resouces that we have acquired from these funds are Pukapuka Māori dictionaries, and phrase books, a web camera and television for whānau to communicate online if they cannot attend in person. Teaching resources also included Kemu Māori, a rakuraku guitar and ukulele. The importance of learning a reo, a language through waiata song and using online resources has uplifted the tone and presents to the akonga learner, various ways to learn and be taught.
The importance of keeping reo alive through ako teaching, kōrero speaking, whakarongo listening and kia ora ai te reo, living it towards normalisation. We appreciate your tautoko of our haerenga journey towards bilingual teaching and learning.
Mā whero, mā pongo, ka oti ai te mahi – with red and black the work will be complete
As we mahitahi, we work together on the survival of our Te Reo Māori.