Selwyn Celebrates Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2020

Published on Friday, 18 September 2020, 4:06 p.m. Print Article

At Selwyn, we have joined the celebration of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori which began on Monday 14 September. This year’s theme is 'Kia Kaha te Reo Māori’ which means ‘Let’s make the Māori language strong'.

On 14 September 1972, 30,000 signatures were presented to Parliament, asking for Te reo Māori to be taught in schools. In recognition of this significant milestone, at 12pm last Monday, Selwyn joined the country in celebrating Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori | The Māori Language Moment which had the goal of having 1 million people speaking, singing and celebrating te reo Māori at the same time! Students and staff were encouraged to greet each other in Te Reo Maori. We also held an inter-House Te Reo Maori Quiz.

Furthermore, all week there have been break-time activities such as card games for students and staff to get involved and build their mastery of this official language of Aotearoa/New Zealand.


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