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Haere mai, nau mai, whakatau mai. Hello, welcome and please feel settled here at our pre-school centre of excellence. At Kohungahunga ko Tākaro Ako Tipu (Play Learn Grow) early childcare centre we are proud to celebrate the beautiful language of te reo māori. We have māori kaupapa (values) and whakapapa (ancestry) and identify as a māori organisation. So being Māori Language Week expect to see a few posts and mātauranga (knowledge) māori being shared.
Last year with COVID we still participate virtually by submitting mihi (talks) on what Kohungahunga ko Tākaro Ako Tipu (Play Learn Grow) teach about te reo and also tikanga māori. This strengthens the ongoing Māori language movement and helps embed social change across our West Auckland community. Our diverse staff, our quality education and cultural competence are what qualities are our whānau tell us, make us the ECE centre in West Auckland. We really appreciate this feedback and praise, and drives us to serve you.
This Māori Language Week sees Kohungahunga ko Tākaro Ako Tipu (Play Learn Grow) ECE take part in a world record attempt as we try to set the record for the biggest single, simultaneous celebration of an endangered language on earth. We will participate at 12pm tomorrow Tuesday 14th September 2021, with whaikōrero and the Kohungahunga ko Tākaro Ako Tipu karakia.
Kia kaha te reo Māori. May our language be strong.
Kia kaha Aotearoa. May our country be strong.
Kia ora Aotearoa. May our people be well.