Sunday, July 25, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Maori Language Week 2010

To celebrate Maori Language Week this week we'll be doing some special work in class. In the meantime you can also view some of the examples on this blog created by Room Eight students. You can learn Days of the Week in Maori, learn how to Make Maori Poi in one or two lessons, learn how to play with Rakau Sticks, lesson one or two or watch Mrs Yollis Class from the USA doing it, You can learn how to say a Maori Mihi as a video or a slideshow or watch students from Siberia, in Russia with their Mihi they learnt from us. You can also look at how to count from 1-10, 10-100 or 100 to a thousand in Maori with Arahia from last year. Destyn and Clelveland produced this Haka video tutorial. Another of our Y7 Classrooms Room 14 also combined Matariki, the song poi-e by the Patea Maori Club and Kapahaka inspired by the movie 'Boy' and came up with this video. Finally our school Cultural Performing Arts Group are famous for their Maori cultural displays you can watch some of them by clicking here, here or here!

Well be posting all week special Maori Language Week: Mahi Kai work so stay tuned! You can check out some Maori Language sites by clicking here.


  1. Room 8, your class blog is always so exciting to read. I am glad to see such a rich variety of maori knowledge that you have created. You are true 21 century learners.

    Thank you, Team 17 will be visiting your blog for inspiration.

  2. While we have read and participated in all if not most of these learning experiences, we are still amazed by the ways that you lead us in this area. You are fantastic role models and we enjoy your feedback - many thanks Room 8 - you are amazing. Ms B would love to get snapshots of your class learning, singing waiata, celebrating maori language week... Could you send us some footage for a montage we are trying to put together?

  3. Well done Room 8, it is great to see lots of Te Reo happening in your class this week. Ka Pai!

    What a great idea for a slideshow Annalize and Holly, I showed it to my class today and we practiced reading the days of the week together.

  4. @ Mr Wood, Ms Bee and Mrs S - thank you so much for your comments we regularly view commends and share the with students and the positive feedback is always greatly appreciated!