Jessamy shared a moment

Jessamy McDougal | September 2021

My whānau and I all spent time learning more te reo Māori and we sang our waiata.

My whānau and I all spent time learning more te reo Māori and we sang our waiata. We sang Mahunga, pakuhiwi, puku, hope, waiwai, and the Maori alphabet song, we listened to Māori songs on youtube as well. We practised our knowledge of body parts.

Ko te reo māori ātaahua. Kei te ako ahau, ka pai. Kei taku whanau pakeha. Kei te ako taku tamariki pākehā korero, kei te ako te reo māori. Ka ako au me aku tamariki korero te reo māori.

The native language is beautiful. I am learning and it is good. My family is pākehā. My children are learning English and te reo Māori. I am learning with my children.