Te Reo me Tikanga Māori

Here are some great ways to practise your te reo at home.

You'll find waiata, help with you mihi, a link to instructions on how to make your own poi, and much more.

(Te Reo, Maths, Literacy, Music, Art)

Listen to a story:

How Maui Slowed the Sun (read in te reo Māori)

How Maui Slowed the Sun (read in English)

New Zealand native birds and animals:

Colour the bird or animal of your choice by printing off your favourite here.

Colouring in:

Colour the taniwha

Ngā Tae - Colours.pdf

Ngā Tae - Our Colours

On Fridays, we learn about different aspects of Te reo me Tikanga Māori. One of these includes learning about our Māori colours. Here is a link to an activity where we ask our tamariki to read through our colours then take a quiz to find out if they remember the Māori names of these colours.

Karawhiua! Give it everything!

Waka huia is a carved wooden container made for holding precious items like heitiki (pounamu pendants), ear pendants and feathers.

Use this template to decorate your own waka huia! Once you are done, cut it out and stick it together.

Imagine you were about to set off on a waka adventure – who would you take with you? What would you need? What designs would you include on your waka?