Tama Niue: Leveki ti ofaofa e Vagahau Niue!
There are fourteen families at Te Papapa School who have Niuean heritage, including 19 learners and seven members of staff. We have gathered resources to support teaching and learning during Niuean Language Week 2018. The focus for the week is to nurture and embrace Vagahau Niue in our school community.
A Niuean Language Week resource, Ponataki, has been developed with members of the international Niue community which will help connect our school community with the Niuean language, culture and identity. The resource includes contributions from Te Papa Tongarewa. Download the resource (PDF 2.4MB)
Links to other resources are as follows:
Of course you must always remember your school values:
Our Niue Language Week celebrations will begin on Monday with liogi (prayer), our Niue National Anthem and the raising of the flag during our school karakia and daily notices. Our Niuean Cultural Leaders Samaria Poumale and Innes Tupuolamoui-Komiti will lead liogi and hymn daily. During break times Mrs Britten, Mrs Tongalea and Mrs Leota will lead fun Niuean games, Kiwi style. On Wednesday our Niuean Cultural group will perform at local early childhood centres sharing our culture and language. On Friday members of our Niuean Community will host a traditional umu learning experience, then at 2.15 pm we will close our week of celebrations with a closing ceremony that includes the fourth annual Niue Language Week House vs House Niu E competition.
Ki a monuina fanau – have an amazing Vagahau Niue Language Week.