Vaiaso Lima – Week 5

Afa one of our faiaoga – tutors for Samoan Language week reading a Samoan Reader to a small group of friends.

Nerisa also reading a Samoan reader to a group of friends.

We welcome Sharlene Haskell to Te Kei o Te Waka!

Talofa lava fanau this week in Te Kei o Te Waka we are celebrating Samoan Language week and this year’s theme is “Ma’au i lou ofaga.  Maua’a lou fa’asinomaga.” “Keep your Identity alive to thrive!”  We are very fortunate to have some students who are fluent in the Samoan Language and they have been our Faiaoga-Teachers of the language.  Thank you to Afa, Arizona, Mathius, Nerisa and Mark for your knowledge of the language.  Activities such as learning basic greetings and sentences to have a conversion and also reading a Samoan story to a small group.

We have a new student in our class this week and we welcome Sharlene Bourne to our whanau room of Te Kei o Te Waka.

A creative writing challenge is due in this Thursday 2nd June and some students have taken on board the challenge to write an imaginary story as part of a competition being organised by Mrs Teariki.

Tomorrow the Rugby Teams will be competing at the West Auckland Tournament and representing our class will be Nerisa.

Tofa suifua,

May Tamati