International Languages Week and Matariki
The Haiku competition was run on the topic of Matariki and we received beautiful entries. Here are the top three:
Potatoes are great
Says Grand Tupu-a-nuku
She is very right!
9 stars above us
Shining in the North East sky
Neuf étoiles pour vous
Regroupe pour tout le monde
Une belle vue pour tous
The Year 9 French classes were invited to write and perform a short play around a Whakatauki (Maori proverb).
Two groups were keen and performed their plays to an impressed audience on Wednesday the 29th of June. The groups used French, English and Te Reo in their plays and wrote these themselves. The first one was based around:
He iti hau marangai e tu te pahokahoka.
A little storm and then a rainbow appears
and included all nine stars of the Matariki cluster as well as our French class mascot Escargot.
The second play was based on
He namu pea ahau.
Perhaps I am a sandfly
and had the important message of accepting everyone as they are.
The students impressed with their creativity and great development of characters.