Tooki - Auckland

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Literacy Waitākere had many moments! We usually sing a waiata every morning together with all the staff and students, but we have just had to speak a whakatauki because of Covid.
Literacy Waitākere had many moments! We usually sing a waiata every morning together with all the staff and students, but we have just had to speak a whakatauki because of Covid. We are using 'Hutia te rito o te harakeke'. Our moments above include a Samoan student who had learnt a pepeha to share, and our beginner ESOL group reading Te Aroha because we're avoiding singing. All our group sessions start and finish with a karakia and many use Te Aroha. During the week, we had more than 100 people using Te Reo at some time. Some groups learnt some more everyday words like kai, whanau, hine and tangata. We actively encourage our ESOL groups to learn some Māori words. The photo shows our tutors' weekly Te Reo self-study session, supported by one of our tutors who is Māori. There were five, although a couple are out of shot.