Friday, 21 September 2018


"DANCE AROUND THE WORLD"
ROOM 10 - KOREA




 "Dance around the world' - What an amazing day and night performance for Room 10.  Very proud of our children at Homai Primary School.  

Friday, 14 September 2018

Te Wiki o te Reo Maori Hikoi – Maori Language Week




What an amazing week!! Room 10 has really enjoyed and loved being part of
"Te Wiki i te Reo Māori"
From the raising of the flag on Monday, learning Te Reo in our class, Expo and watching our amazing teachers performance.  It was also a great experience for myself to be part and having the pleasure to perform the Pakea and Tika Tonu in front of the Homai School was an honour. Then lowering of the flag. 

Here are a few photos of the our week and what Room 10 got up for Maori Language Week 2018.  Big thank you to all the parents and community who took part in week and really looking forward to 2019. 






















"Te Wiki i te Reo Māori - Flag "
 


Monday, 3 September 2018

“FAKAKOLOA ‘O AOTEAROA ‘AKI ‘A E ‘OFA FONUA” Enrich Aotearoa with the love of duty and service to Country, Community and People




“FAKAKOLOA ‘O AOTEAROA ‘AKI ‘A E ‘OFA FONUA”Enrich Aotearoa with the love of duty and service to Country, Community and People

Beautiful morning for raising the Tongan flag. Thank you to the Homai community, parents, teachers and students for a amazing start to our week. This week Room 10 will be looking at how we can serve our families and school.  Using Tongan Language theme and our school G.I.V.E.S  the students will be serving our parents but doing chores at home and by working hard in their learning.  Homai School are very blessed to have everyone be part of this great day and the up and coming events for Tongan Language Week 2018.  I hope you can joins us this week to share Tongan Language week together.
Special Thank you to Pastor Leovai Tomu and Guest Speaker Finau coming out - Malo Aupito

 





                                     


















Sunday, 5 August 2018

DUFFY WINNERS - ROOM 10

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Big congratulations to Room 10 for winning the best decorated Duffy box  

HOMAI SCHOOL - COOK ISLAND LANGUAGE WEEK

KIA ORANA - GREETINGS!!

Started our Cook Island Language Week with the raising of the flag. What a beautiful day to start an amazing week for Homai students to celebrate Cook Island Language Week 2018


 





 


Sunday, 29 July 2018

HOMAI SCHOOL - COOK ISLAND LANGUAGE WEEK


KIA ORANA - LET'S BEGIN WITH THE BASIC'S
This week we will be celebrating the Cook Island language.  Homai Primary will be taking part with some amazing activities and week planned a head.  But to start the week here are some basic words and information that you might want to know just to start of  our beautiful 

 'Cook Island Language Week' 

Cook Islands Maori (or Rarotongan) is the main language, although most people speak English as well. This makes it an ideal destination for English-speaking visitors. However, learning a few local words, such as kia orana (hello) and meitaki (thank you) is a sure way to win a smile.
Useful Words
  • kia orana = hello
  • aere ra = goodbye
  • meitaki = thank you
  • ae = yes
  • kare = no
  • tane = man
  • vaine = woman
  • manea = pretty/handsome
  • ura = to dance
  • mataora = happy
  • kai = food
  • teia ra = today
  • apopo = tomorrow
  • ra = sun
  • marama = moon
  • moana = ocean
  • maunga = mountain









Wednesday, 27 June 2018

MATARIKI - MAORI NEW YEAR


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Te Marama Tamatea-ā-iō (aka first quarter phase of the moon or waxing half-moon). Image courtesy of Dayne Laird</p>  Matariki, Taumata-kuku, Puanga, and Takarua all in view taken from Owairaka (Mt Albert) in July 2013<p class="detail-small">Image courtesy of Dayne Laird</p> Image of Pleiades (Matariki) star cluster. This is a NASA image so the actual appearance will be different<p class="detail-small">Wikipedia image with editing from Dayne Laird</p>

What is Matariki?

Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises in mid-winter and for many Māori, it heralds the start of a new year.
Matariki literally means the ‘eyes of god’ (mata ariki) or ‘little eyes’ (mata riki). According to myth, when Ranginui, the sky father, and Papatūānuku, the earth mother, were separated by their children, the god of the winds, Tāwhirimātea, became so angry that he tore out his eyes and threw them into the heavens.
Traditionally, it was a time for remembering the dead, and celebrating new life. In the 21st century, observing Matariki has become popular again. Kites, hot-air balloons and fireworks help mark the occasion. 
HOMAI SCHOOL MATARIKI CHALLENGE




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