Friday, 3 August 2018

Celebrating Cook Islands Language Week 2018


What an amazing week celebrating 'Cook Islands Language Week'

ART - TAV Design - students get to make a TAV design using printing ink, rollers and lino designs. It's always great to see the students learn new things.

Kia Orana,
What an awesome privilege it is to celebrate Cook Island Language Week from Monday to Friday at Rongomai School.  Our children and us as staff embrace each others culture and love learning new things; whether it be learning a Legend 'Ina and Tinirau', learning new waiata 'Mama e, Papa e', ' Aro'a Mai',  the Cook Islands National Anthem etc.  
I love that we can dress up all week in our cultural attire and share who we are as Pasifika. 
Meitaki Ma'ata!!

Friday, 4 August 2017

Kuki Airani Challenge #2

Here is a compilation of what we got up to for Cook Island Language Week including our challenge where we focused on counting to 10 in Cook Island. Click on the videos and link below...        
Kuki Airani Images

Kia Orana!
Kia Orana Jingle

Numero: ta'i - ta'i nga'uru
Numero ta'i - ta'i nga'uru

Kia Manuia to'ou Ra!! I E Ko Ko!!!!!!

Shout out to Miss Tumutoa and the Cook Island Group for such an awesome week.

'Aere Ra!!!!

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Kuki Airani Challenge....#1

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For Cook Island Language week the classes at Rongomai school were given their first challenge to complete:

 - Video record students in a conversation introducing themselves

Here are a few of the students from Room 5 introducing themselves in Cook Island.

P艒karakara mai!!!

Kia Orana! 
Pe'ea koe? 
Meitaki ma'ata / Meitaki au. 
Ko ....... toku ingoa.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Samoan Language Week

Take a glimpse at a few of the things we did for Samoan Language Week!!!

Whaea Lei and Matua Hazze showing the tamaiti their traditional tatau/malu
Our little classroom display
Mata'ata'ata - Smile 馃榿

Final design of our 'e lavalava'


Thursday, 16 March 2017

Term 1 Trip to Polyfest

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Embracing our Culture

It is such a spectacular event to attend and embrace each others culture. We at Rongomai school had the privilege of taking our tamariki to the ASB Polyfest this year. From the bus ride all the way to the Velodrome and back. 

The tamariki were so excited and this was a great opportunity for me to connect with them. The smiles, wow moments and laughter were some of the highlights for me.

Below are a few images to show what we got up to.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

What's Poppin - Artsy Kinda Day

Room 5 Portrait Silhouettes

Term 1 - the students made a 
"Fluro Collage Silhouette" of themselves to showcase their "Identity". 

Check em' out:

Friday, 3 March 2017

New Beginnings 2017

Miss Carol Vaha'akolo
Kia Ora, Malo e lelei, Talofa, Fakalofa lahi atu,
Kia Orana and Greetings

Ko wai ahau? Who am I?

Ko Pirongia te maunga
Ko Waipa me Waikato nga awa
Ko Tainui te waka
Ko Ngati Maniapoto te iwi
Ko Ngati Urunumia me Ngati Haua nga hapu
Ko Te Kotahitanga me Te Hokingamai ki te Nehenehenui nga marae
Ko Soane Vaha’akolo r谩ua ko  Tuhimareikura Ofa Tonga 贸ku T煤puna
Ko Petera Vaha’akolo t贸ku p谩p谩

Ki te taha o toku k贸k谩

Ko Hikurangi te maunga
Ko Uawa te awa
Ko Horouta te waka
Ko Ngati Porou te iwi
Ko Ngati Hau te hapu
Ko Te Amowhiu te marae
Ko Tipi Tamarangi Nukunuku r谩ua ko Ria TeOiroa Gillman 贸ku T煤puna
Ko Rina-lee Nukunuku t贸ku k贸k谩

Ko Carol Tuhimareikura TeOiroa Vaha’akolo t贸ku ingoa 

No reira t茅n谩 tatou katoa.

Hi, my name is Carol Vaha'akolo. 

I am of Tongan and Maori descent. My family consists of my parents, 4 brothers, and 1 sister. 
I come from such a huge extended family that I love to spend time with. 

My love for God, my family and my community are what matters most.

The Otara community has always been a place that I call home. Being raised in Otara has enabled me to know who I am and where I come from.

I graduated from Teachers College with a Bachelor Degree in Teaching (Primary). I have been teaching for 13 years predominantly in the Secondary setting.

I am so thankful for the amazing privilege to teach at Rongomai School this year in the Junior Syndicate.