Te wiki o te reo was a great opportunity for me to encourage our team to get behind the language and to start incorporating it into everyday emails and conversations.
On the Monday we started with a session on mythology and a Te Ao Māori world view and looked at language terms such as whānau, hapū and iwi.
Tuesday to Friday we did conversational reo and covered such things as colours, numbers, days of the week and phrases we can use around the office. A great turnout by everyone including our CEO.
Since then we have 3 staff members sign up to the te reo programmes we offer here at Kāpuhipui Wellington-Uni Professional, and there has been a request from the CEO that the weekly te reo sessions continue.
In our little corner of the office, there is more reo been spoken than we have ever heard. All in all a real successful week.