SIT Wānanga

 

Today was one of the many Wānanga attended by students enrolled in the Te Ara Reo Māori course with SIT. This Wānanga was held at the Arrowtown Community Centre, a fantastic public facility.

There are over 60 students currently enrolled in the 2019 second semester Te Ara Reo Māori Level 1 and 2 course. There are over 60 students currently enrolled in the 2020 first semester Te Ara Reo Māori Level 1 and 2 course. Thats over 120 students in the Wakatipu region currently enrolled in the beginner Te Reo class. Miharo!

Part of the course requirement is to attend a number of day long wānanga where all classes combine together for a full day of learning, laughing, singing and doing group exercises. In this particular wānanga the students were put into 5 groups and challenged to come up with a skit where each student says sentence patterns learned so far this year. The level of ability shown for a beginner group was absolutely outstanding. This is a testament to their kaiako Ebony Webster. Fantastic job by both students and kaiako.

Ngā mihi mō te tau hou

Kia ora koutou katoa,

Ngā mihi mō te tau hou mō te tau rua mano rua tekau – Happy New year for 2020.

It’s great to be back into it again, learning and increasing our ability in te reo Māori.

Once again, there are lots of kaupapa Māori going in the region. Te Reo classes at SIT, the free library session every Thursday facilitated by yours truly, kapa haka and waiata performances at various events around town.

Interest is booming so get amongst it Whānau.

Akona te reo, kōrerotia te reo!