Sunday, 16 October 2016

Vagahau Niue - Niue Language week


 
Fakaalofa Lahi Atu kia mutolu oti
This week we celebrate the Pacific nation of 
NIUE.
This year's Niue Language them is:
PONATAKI, TUKUTAULA KE MAUOKAFUA E
VAGAHAU NIUE
Bind, Anchor to Firmly Uphold the Vagahau Niue

Here are some pics from this morning's opening with flag
raising and beautiful singing.


Neziah leads the Niue athem "Koe Iki he Lagi"
Russell School singing Sipaio.
Harlem leads our boys in the Niue Takalo (haka-type dance) and song "Sipaio" lead by
Dennis with the help of Faiaoga Sue.

Neziah, Reign, Harlem and Whaea Rachel
under their Niue flag.  


Here are some Niue words you can learn with your children 
and each other.
Fakalofa lahi atu - Hello/Greetings
Malolo nakai a koe? - How are you? 
Malolo au, fakaaue - I'm good thankyou.
Ko e higoa haau? - What is your name?
Ko au ko _______ - My name is _____________.
Fanogonogo - To listen
Tutala           - To talk
Nonofo - To sit
Kitia  - To look
                                     *******************
Mutolu kia, tau magafaoa o Rm 2
(Goodbye to the families of Rm 2)
Enjoy celebrating Niue Language Week/Vagahau Niue with us.
                                     
                                     *******************









Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Term 4 Week 1: Whose had a growth spurt and upcoming events

Bam!!!! Day 2 and seeing some of our Rm 2 pupils wow, they have surely shot up through the holidays.  

Let's take a look at what's coming up this term: 

*Saturday 15 October - Virtuoso String Orchestra
Aotea College

*Week 2 - 17 October - 21 October
Niue Language Week = Vagahau Niue 
The theme for this year’s Niue Language Week is 
Ponataki, Tukutaula ke Mauokafua e Vagahau Niue’, 
which translates into 
‘Bind, Anchor to Firmly Uphold the Vagahau Niue’.

*Week 3 - 24 October - 28 October 
 Tokelau Language Week - Te Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau  


*Week 4 - Wednesday 2 November Maraeroa Marae visit

Term 4 is looking good so far and there's so much more to come and be a part of.  We have school assemblies every fortnight and would love to see you.  
Have a great week