5 a day challenge for Māori Language week:

10 Sep 2018

Our Rāpare (Thursday) challenge is all about the weather!  

Kei te pēhea te āhua ō te rangi? - What’s the weather like today?

paki - fine
wera - hot
makariri - cold
hukapapa - snowy
ua - rainy
marangai - stormy
mākū - wet
tau te kohu - foggy
pupuhi te hau - windy (the wind is blowing)
Kei te mahana.    It’s warm.
Kei te pupuhi te hau.    It’s windy (the wind is blowing).
Raumati  – summer
Ngahuru – autumn
Takurua – winter
Kōanga – spring

Not sure how to correctly pronounce words?  Type it in here:  http://maoridictionary.co.nz/ and then click the speaker button to hear it spoken.

Our Rāapa (Wednesday) challenge is all about naming our body parts!  Test your child and see if they can name their body parts: 
Pāpāringa – cheek (on face)
Makawe – hair
Rae – brow, forehead
Kaullenge - is all about our learning spaces - challenge yourself to use te reo Māori rather than the English words in the learning community:


Our Rātū (Tuesday) challenge - is all about our learning spaces! Challenge yourself to use te reo Māori rather than the English words in the learning community:
Kura - School
kaiako - teacher
tamariki - children
iPapa - iPad
pukapuka - book
mahi - work     
whare pukapuka - library
tēpu - table
pene - pen        
papamā - whiteboard         
tūru - chair     


Our Rāhina (Monday) challenge is to practice and use greetings:

Nau mai – welcome

E noho rā – farewell (from a person leaving)

Haere mai – Welcome! Enter!

Haere rā – farewell, goodbye (from someone staying)

Hei konā rā – farewell, goodbye (less formal)

Ka kite – see you again, see you soon (informal)

Kia ora – Hello, hi, greetings; term of acknowledgement or thanks

Tēnā koe – formal greeting to one person

Tēnā kōrua – formal greeting to two people

Tēnā koutou – formal greeting to more than two people

Mōrena – good morning (also atamarie)

Pōmarie – goodnight or good evening

Tēnā tātou katoa – formal inclusive greeting that includes the speaker


Māori Language Week is a time for all New Zealanders to celebrate te reo Māori (the Māori language) and to introduce and use more Māori phrases in everyday life. This year the theme is 'Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori' - 'Let's make the Māori language strong'.


Our challenge to everyone at our kura (school) is to use at least 5 words or phrases each day - and we will send a phone app each day to remind you!  

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