Saturday, 25 February 2012

Kia Ora... Nau mai haere mai!

Hi everyone and welcome to our blog.  If you are wondering about the name of our blog, I'll let you in on how and why we named it "Ngaa Hau Mahana".
When I was given the wonderful class Room 13 here at Tawa Intermediate I knew I wanted a 'learning statement' that we could say every morning to start off our day to set us up for success.  I am lucky enough to have a wonderful partner who has a passion for Te Reo me ona Tikanga Maori and he helped write our learning statement in Maori with it's English translation:

E ngā hau mahana
Piri mai ki a mātou I tēnei rā
Hei mahana tōku hāere

May a warm, yet gentle wind
Be with us this day
In aid of my journey

So, Ngaa Hau Mahana (Warm, yet gentle wind) is the name of our blog.  When coming up with the learning statement we had in mind Wellington, which is famous for it's wind.  It was written especially for our students and they are busy learning both the Maori and English version.  Maybe you could ask one of the Room 13 students to recite it for you and share the deeper meaning of it also. We hope you love it as much as we do :)
Kia ora ano
Ms Tito


  1. Hi Ms Tito and Room 13!

    Thanks for being the first to comment on our class blog this year! I really miss you too Ms T! We all do. Room 13 you are very fortunate to have such a wonderful teacher. You are all in for a very cool year with a very cool teacher. I love the name of your class blog! All the best and keep us updated with what you guys get up to.

    Mrs Lagitupu and Room 21
    Pt England School

  2. Kia Ora Ms T,

    Hey Room 13, you guys a so greatful to get a teacher like Ms T.
    Hi Ms T, hope you a have the best time down in Wellington and teaching at Tawa Intermediate. That school is lucky to be having you there.

    We have also moved, but not out of Auckland we have moved over to Henderson and to tell you it is really cool and it is very different to Pt England, so I hope you a having the best time of your life.

    Goodbye Ms T


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