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.